Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday Is Laundry Day

At least it is for some people. Not for me, at least not today. We do laundry whenever we need to, usually running our machine overnight and hanging the clothes out the next morning. When it's cold or raining, we either hang the clothes inside or wait.

Looks like sheets and towels.

A nice thing about living in the country is that we can actually hang our clothes outside to dry rather than always using the dryer. It's especially nice in the summer, but on dry sunny days we can even hang them outside in winter. We do have a clothes line inside for wet days. It used to be in the utility room, but I recently moved it to the garage. Too much information?

The house pictured above is on the right bank of the Cher in Noyers, right across from Saint-Aignan. It was last Sunday and the laundry was out.

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And here's an update for those of you tracking Ken's trip. He made it to Paris with no problem, but the shuttles that operate at the airport to serve the hotels were a bit messed up. He canceled his dinner plans and ate at a restaurant close to his hotel. He told me on the phone that there were lots of people and they seemed dazed and confused.

I later saw on the news that the Air France flight attendants were striking on Saturday over salary issues and as a consequence many flights were delayed or canceled. I'll bet that had an impact on the shuttles and the number of people trying to move around the airport to make alternative plans. The flight attendants are still not happy, so there will likely be a continuation of the "labor action" on Sunday.

This is the start of a holiday week here in France and people are traveling in large numbers (Thursday is la Toussaint - All Saints Day - a day off). The travelers they interviewed on the news were not happy campers. Usually these strikes don't affect long-haul international flights, but the reporter said even some of those were being delayed and canceled this time.

I'm hoping that Ken's flight gets off ok. I checked the website and there's no indication of anything screwy yet, but it's too early. I'll know in the afternoon.

8 comments:

  1. We do laundry on Sundays too, since electricity is 50% off.

    And a friend of mine's dad flight from Geneva to Paris was cancelled today, and another friend who was supposed to be flying from Boston to Stockholm via Paris is also out of luck. But since she loves the US, she doesn't really mind having to stay for a few more days. *S*

    Hopefully Ken will make it out okay though!

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  2. I do a lot of laundry on Sunday too, but I didn't know electricity was 50% off! I wonder if that is everywhere, or just on certain plans...

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  3. sam, thanks. I'm keeping an eye out for Ken's flight info. I have the EDF plan where my electricity is cheaper at night, like between 11pm and 5am. So we use the timers on our dishwasher and washing machine to do loads overnight. I don't know about the Sunday plan...

    betty, I think it's a matter of how you sign up, what power consumption you have, etc. EDF is not easy to navigate, but they do offer different plans.

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  4. I'm sorry Ken couldn't make it into town, but will be sorrier still if he has flight problems today. I'll check the Delta site- guess there's nothing like a bit of preflight excitement.

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  5. Ken Update:
    Walt left me a phone message that Ken's flight took off about 4 hours late. Better late than never, n'est-ce pas?

    Wonder what Ken would think if he knew his whereabouts were tracked globally.

    Cheryl

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  6. Yes, Cheryl, and I signed up to receive the follow-ups on this post's comments because of the EDF question and find myself following Ken's flight progress! Kind of strange...glad he took off, though!

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  7. Yes, Cheryl, and I signed up to receive the follow-ups on this post's comments because of the EDF question and find myself following Ken's flight progress! Kind of strange...glad he took off, though!

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  8. Ken and Marie arrived in Anniston at 11:30 pm Central Time (US). He said the flight was fine once they got up in the air and that the plane wasn't full.

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