After an almost flawless journey, Lucie and I arrived here in Cadrieu around 6pm Thursday evening in a steady Lotois rain. Things couldn't have gone more smoothly; everyone we met along the way seemed to love Lucie, and I think they were even nice to me because of her! Laury and I spent most of Friday with her friend doing some grocery shopping and buying winter boots for me. On Saturday we went into Cahors to drop off the rental car, eat at a Vietnamese buffet for lunch, and hit the market for flowers. Home on the bus, then an aperitif party at Laury's in the evening. We definitely made Sunday a day of rest! Laury laughed at me because the first thing I said as I put my suitcase in her guest room was 'where's my desk??' 'I knew you were going to say that,' she chuckled. 'I put it in the barn for the apero party. Don't worry; we'll bring it back in.' And this morning we did! Here I am, sitting at 'my' little desk, looking out at the river and the causse. The tiny village of Saujac just across the river is peeking between the trees, and although the sun has disappeared behind the clouds, life is good! This morning we walked the dogs along the river as the fog lifted, its wetness leaving brilliant dewdrops on this spider's handiwork. Everything is lush and green; the farmers are beginning to harvest. Soon the cool fall air will turn the trees on the causse and the underbrush brilliant hues of yellow, red and orange. As the seasons cycle, my adventure begins!