It's still cold in France. Temperatures have not risen above freezing all week. Jean's water is off because she has a frozen valve; Laury returned from her work assignment to frozen pipes in the Chatette. Every afternoon about 4pm the 'bucket brigade' arrives at my house, and I supply coffee and washing up water to both Laury and Jean. Not having water is not much fun! I looked at the weather forecast just now and don't see much improvement for the next few days. Temps may rise barely above freezing, during the day but will then plunge into negative numbers at night. Not the best weather for thawing pipes!