So far this month, not wanting to waste my festival pass for Music and Beyond, I've been at fourteen concerts. I've also attended a series of lectures ("Understanding China") learning about Confucian pacifism, Daoist monasteries, The Needham Question, and so on. Chris has just travelled to the Stuttgart area of Germany and back for some intense business meetings and has just submitted the final proofs of his latest book for publication. Hooray! He's off to Germany again at the end of August, taking me along. Before that, I'm going to the UK on Tuesday for a two weeks' family visit, then coming back to Ottawa to welcome a couple of friends who'll be staying with us here for another two weeks. We have just bought a new car, a Chevrolet Volt (a "hybrid" designated as an Electric Vehicle––it plugs into the mains and hasn't yet needed any petrol) and we have made a start on re-organising our garage by throwing out old junk and ordering new shelves. Sometime between now and the autumn we'll have to have a 240 Volt EV-charger installed in the garage which will require rewiring work done by a professional electrician, and I have asked another contractor to come asap and replace our front steps and garden edges. I must make sure they don't turn up on the same day.
|Chris reading on the balcony at nightfall, Ste. Flavie|