Tuesday, September 07, 2021

French apartment renovations, Day 260: Ouch my head

5,505 steps

I got a headache in the afternoon and I've been nonfunctional this evening. Lucky Eric has never had one in his entire life. He will never know the feeling of having a knife stabbing through ones eyeballs or temples.

Anyway I am not going to post a video today. But we got a good amount of work done. In the morning I chaperoned Inga's class to the municipal swimming pool. They had to do a test to see how comfortable they were in the water, in advance of having class swimming lessons.

We framed the big window(s) on the mezzanine and took out the boarded-over transom window. It's crazy how off-square the openings are! From one side to the other, it is off level by almost 2"!

We realized we needed to put drywall in the upstairs hallway room (closet with the potential to be a WC in the future). So I misspoke when I said we had put the last pieces of drywall up. We did some, then we ran out of MAP. Eric got some at the local brico store at the end of the afternoon, but by then we were out of time to work on it.

I went to a parents' meeting with Inga's teacher. He's great, and they have so many amazing things planned for this school year, including horseback riding, bike riding lessons, and "ecole de mer" (marine school). In May, the whole class will go to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat for a week and stay in these dorms at the "ecole de mer," where they'll learn all about the ocean, do various water activities, etc. I've heard from other parents that it's an amazing program.

What else? School seemed to go well for everyone. Zari's school issued her a tablet so now she doesn't have to keep borrowing my computer. Her English teacher has a very strong French accent (very typical) and makes mistakes typical of a French speaker. France is not known for producing strong English speakers, unlike other European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, and many of the Scandinavian countries.

Ok, gotta go lie down very still and turn any bright lights off. Ciao!


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