Thanks to everyone for all the kind comments and sympathy.
Your support really does make me feel a bit better!
As you may imagine, we're not too cheerful around here, but we are getting on with things.
JP got the sign hung over the door of the new addition to the house. It's a piece of wood that an elderly neighbor carved for us when we first moved here. He's a lovely old fellow and has fashioned signs for many local people and businesses.
Ours says "Welcome to La Corbiere" :
The rhubarb is coming up nicely and JP even repainted the rabbit that stands guard over it.
Now that I read back over what I've written, it makes it look like only JP has been keeping busy.
Severin and I were out in the garden today, putting in the potatoes and a few more plants.
There's only a bit of space in the middle now for the green beans.
It's been so cold lately, we were waiting for warmer weather. But as it's the middle of May already, we decided that we'd best get cracking...