In this on-going fourth installment of the memoire, Beth and Jack are seriously tested by angry Mother Nature and the ubiquitous French bureaucracy while dividing their precious daylight hours between new challenges involving cats, rabbits, quail (quails?) and pheasants. Fortunately, a stream of skilled and sympathetic local tradesmen materialize to tackle the on-going task of renovating, revitalizing and refurbishing their French “estate”. One never knows when the language barrier might pop up, either when dealing with a gaggle of Polish lumberjacks or snooty furniture salesmen. Sadly, the faithful four-footed friend Sam crosses the Rainbow Bridge with help from Dr. Arnaud, adding a period of deep grief to the otherwise charmed life Beth and Jack enjoy. From start to finish, Beth presents an authentic account of everyday crises met with common sense and equanimity.