another note... yesterday, just before midnight. an apparently stolen car came racing down the road and hit an electricity pole across the street. right outside my window. they tried to restart the car and go but failed. just abandoned it. Gendarmes were on the scene in minutes. towed the car away. no real sign of it now. i’m out on the porch looking at the site. skid marks and scratches on the pole. Wum. interesting place... armed robbery at the post office down the street in broad daylight the other day. and now this.