Wednesday, February 01, 2023


Before we leave Châteauvieux, here's a view of part of the many balustrades that adorn the castle's exterior stairs and terraces. The upright elements are called balustres (balusters in English).

Balustrades at Châteauvieux. April 2004.

The fiber optic connection has been made. The installer was friendly and patient. I tend to ask a lot of questions to ensure that I understand what's going to happen. I'm sure it can seem be annoying. Our new LiveBox (router/modem) is on line and working. There are still many tweaks and settings to deal with. That's Ken's domain and he'll be working on those in the coming days. I'll start on cleaning and putting away all the stuff we moved prior to the installation.

Meanwhile, I'm having a tooth issue and I think I need to call the dentist. Joy.


  1. Cheers for the new connection. Hugs for the tooth.

  2. Experience has taught many of us to ask questions, frequently and often. Trades people may not like it but some will understand why we do after having disappointing experiences with 'professionals'.
    Tooth issue? Bugger, and good luck.

  3. Beautiful balustrades and photo. Hope the fiber optic connection marks an obvious improvement. So sorry about the tooth issue. Hope it's minor.

  4. Bon courage for the tooth issue!

  5. bettyann, thanks. Are you back home yet?

    andrew, the guy was nice, and I left him alone once we agreed on the path for the wire.

    mitch, I think I cracked a crown. Paracetamol helps.

    evelyn, thanks. I'm not looking forward to it.


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