|The Hôtel Groslot, Orléans, France|
Monday, February 2, 2015
As usual, the weather in Kansas has been unpredictable. In the past few weeks we have had a few unseasonably warm days (highs in the upper 60s and low 70s!), which have been followed in succession by chilly rain, high winds, and bitter cold. This morning, the thermometer had dipped to 10 degrees as I drove one of my grandchildren to school. Brrr! But I know it could be much worse. We have been spared ice storms and heavy snows.
A winter moon in Kansas.
Craig and I are still working on our remodeling project. It has been slow going. We have many other obligations and can usually only get into it on Saturdays. We managed to paint the sitting room area with only a couple of mishaps. Craig stepped into the paint pan and I, not to be outdone, dropped a fully loaded brush and tried to catch it, thus flipping paint all over the door, a jacket, and the carpet in the hallway. We rushed to clean it up and were relieved to see that it left no residue.
I have been watching airfares in anticipation of our upcoming vacation in France. It's amazing how much they can fluctuate in the course of one day! Our hotel rooms were reserved months ago, except for one night in Paris, which will be the final evening of our holiday.
One evening in Paris.
Darcy and Mathieu will soon be moving into their new apartment. We are looking forward to staying in their guest room. They are wonderful hosts, and go out of their way to entertain us. I will be flying out ahead of Craig, which will give me 8 or 10 days to enjoy wandering around Orléans. I'm certain we will make at least one little day trip. I love exploring new places in France!