June 21, 2007

Work, Wind, Water....and a Contest!



A few questions answered from the last few postings: No, have not seen any working windmills, although the blades on the mill in the photo from a few days ago can be fanned out to catch the wind - that windmill was right along a main route on the outside of town, (less than a 1/2 mile from SHOPI). There are wind farms, which we viewed during our train ride from Paris to this location, (please disregard the fuzzy image - we were traveling at about 100 mph when it was taken...). Have seen a few water wheels/mills at the various rivers near here - not sure if they are decorative or still in use, most are now private homes.
Second, yes, a physiotherapist and a kinesiotherapist are both employed in this town - both share a neat little office near the SHOPI - they seem to do a booming business, but sorry, no physical therapist assistants, not approved to practice in France. Patients do not seem to need a physician referral prior to attending therapy, and there is also at least one chiropractor who also lives here in town. No hospital here, but an ambulance service and a large retirement/nursing home probably employs a few other medical staff.

As for J adding some comments - he is not big on typing, and I have not taken dictation for about 4-5 years, but may have to get the hang of it again.

Finally - Contest Time! Need help naming the purply-pink monster clock on my computer.
Open to all (decent) suggestions. Have not decided what the winner will receive, but will keep the contest going for about a month. Vote early and vote often - leave your suggestions in the comment area - and please sign a name, to help keep track. Thanks for your help.
M

5 comments:

charlene said...

Marty, Your pictures are great. As for you cats name "La Snickers"
he looks like he could get in some trouble.

Kim G said...

Marty-
My vote is Snookypoo
Kim G.

Kathy said...

Kal would like to vote for the name "Gengar". Or Florence. From the note in the picture. LOL

Kathy L.

Anonymous said...

Marty,
your pictures and daily reports are great. Makes me realize that my life is boring, and I need to get away from RIFAC!

My vote is for the name is PeekaBoo

Sherry

artgirl said...

The name on the clock is obvious: BUNGEE as "time" has us all tied up all the time, don't you think?