Tommy: I must say that we do have lots to be thankful for. The biggest thank you is that Vidock's surgery went well and he is back in his field, apparently quite happy. #1 was feeling sick about that one, so it's really big.
We also must subscribe today to a variant of a Japanese phrase that talks of "good luck within bad luck." Yesterday morning, as #1 sat at her computer, the electricity went poof! She checked the breakers (the house is on two different circuits) and saw that it was one side of the house only. She tried to flip the breaker but it wasn't having it. We were about to leave to see Violette, so she called the electrician and said she would be back by 3pm. The wonderful guy turned up at 4:30pm and he discovered that the problem was being caused by one of the accelerators in our boiler. #1 then called the plumber and the electrician gave him all the info, and the plumber promised to come by late morning today. Until then, we have hot water but no central heating. Thankfully, we have a portable oil-filled radiator that is now in our study, and the neighbours have lent us a bigger one that is in the living room. We think that this, plus the speed at which both electrician and plumber have responded is definitely something to be thankful for!
I am also personally thankful for all the yummy food I get. Here are a couple of ssamples of my dinners,. The first is kibble plus some yummy hamburger, rice and vegetables cooked up by #1:
The second is my very favourite, fish, rice and vegetables with kibble!
Last but not least, we are all thankful that we are getting some sunpuddles at the moment!