15 June 2010 Toulouse
Got up early and corresponded from bed. Then showered and left the apartment so Eric could manage some more paper work.
I walked down to the Tuesday market here in Bonnefoy and bought a little goat cheese, some bread, and some different duck salami. I haven’t tried the cheese or the bread yet, but the sausage tastes a bit of cumin and is slightly spicy. I got pictures of all three stands but only the bread man wanted his picture taken.
Then I went for a walk. I just picked a street and started wandering. There is a secondary school close by and I took some pictures around there.
Oh, I also bought a chocolatine from the bread man. I ate that while walking near the school.
Then I picked a new street and walked in the other direction. To the NW of Rue du Foubourg-Bonnefoy there are a bunch of nice houses with gardens. I met a lonely dog who slipped his paw under the gate so I could pet him. I also met a few people who were very friendly and said hello.
Finally I met some real estate people. I talked with two of them at some length about many things. Turns out the young man has a cousin in Portland. The young man and I shot a picture together and I left them to whatever real estate business they had.
Seems women here, like everywhere, don’t want to be in pictures. That will make my new idea to take pictures of everyone I talk with rather difficult.
Eventually made my way back here. Lots of wrong turns down dead end streets. Ate one of the duck sausages to test it out. Yummy but not my favorite.
Now we are trying to sort out a plumbing problem. We thought we had it sorted out the other day. We have installed both the washing machine and the dish washer, but for some reason the drains appear to be blocked in one particular area so we can run either one or the other but we cannot attach them both because of the blockage. We’ll sort that out at some point. Every new space has its unique problems I guess.
It’s closing in on two so we’ll likely eat lunch soon. Though we may have to run after a plumbing tool which will likely throw our schedules off. But damn it, I’m hungry.