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Burgers & Beans; The saga continues: The Visiting Nurse — 18 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, she makes house calls? Phew… At one time two disks in my back decided to move around a bit, I was asked to visit the doctor by car. By myself. I couldn’t even pull up my pants..
    Ah the burgers and beans, can you make two extra? Son nr 1 and I are on our way!

  2. Oh my God!!!! As you can imagine, my mouth was hanging open as I read that about the medical care! A nurse comes to your house? Amazing!
    And the beans and burgers are soooo good.

  3. My sister-in-law, who recently moved to France from Canada, has related similar bizarre tales of “how were we supposed to know?”. Maybe someone (you?) should write a handbook for new arrivals: “Things Every French Person Knows But Nobody Else Knows”…

  4. Tanna, it’s one of mon mari’s favorites…esp. the clean-up part ;-))
    Baking Soda, it really is rather amazing. She’s been here twice today…
    couldn’t they have sent an ambulance for you ?!?!?
    Sher, yeah, I was pretty unbelieving myself but she does… And I could give the jab myself….
    Lydia, yeah, how does one explain something that is obvious to a 2 year old? How could one know what one doesn’t???

  5. Katie, I shall be directing my family to your post every time they shake their heads and try to persuade me to NOT retire to France because I have it so much better here in the US.
    I fell in love with burgers and beans and beans and toast and ok, anything smothered in beans when I was living in London.
    If it wasn’t so bloody hot here, I’d fire up the grill tonight, pop open a can of beans and live high off the hog!

  6. I must have missed something, Katie. Is your sweetheart OK? House calls? That went here about the same time as black and white tvs. I’m sure he’s feeling better after that burger and beans. It really looks terrific!

  7. What a story~One of these days you are going to need to write a book about all these experiences you are having as a Frenchperson~You are too funny, not that this was a funny situation, but you had me going there a few times. Seems as though everything is all cleared up now and the nurse can do her thingie! Great burger~hope hubby is doing much, much better!

  8. We experienced a piece of this in Paris, too, when our traveling companion needed medical attention. The nurse, whom everyone seemed to know about but no one could find, was supposed to be our first stop and only then could our companion have access to a doctor, if the nurse gave the referral. Hmmmmm… We trudged all over our neighborhood in the pouring rain, explaining the dilemma to all we could find and finally a doc agreed, with heavy sighs and “ohlalalalas,” to treat her without having seen the nurse first. Then, we got a lifetime supply of bandages, salves and other stuff at the pharmacy. An adventure that was fun because we were all together and would have been miserable if she had been on her own.

  9. I’m not so sure it was all about you not knowing. Someone showed you a piece of paper with an appointment time on it…were you supposed to call and confirm the time? And the lovely docters and nurses would have known that your home nurse couldn’t be contacted through the mayor’s office on the weekend. Only in France!

  10. Ohhhh another lovely recipe to try on the BBQ. I agree about the not knowing and I am still learning after 11 years living here in the UK there are still things I don’t know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Breadchick, you’re retiring to France??? How exciting….
    Susan, after 17 days lounging in a hospital bed he’s back on the lawnmower… albeit for fewer hours than before….
    Jann, they’re always funny…in retrospect. Sometimes it just takes longer.
    Zoomie, it’s so hard to try to figure out what you don’t know… Glad your friend found a doc… Although we’ve had good luck just with the pharmacist… they’re pretty knowledgeable.
    Thanks, Joey, ;-))
    Neil, there was no phone number…rien! But, apparently, had we known what to look for she is listed in the Pages Jaunes (yellow pages)
    Pat, and that’s the stuff that trips us up!

  12. Who would have thought the medical system would be so different in other countries. I am sure though that you were comforted by your dinner of burgers and beans:D

  13. Eat beans in every meal… the more you eat… I love beans, darling! A nice and different way to eat them ๐Ÿ˜€
    Aaaaahhhh, they should have told you everything about the nurse!!!! There’s always so many missunderstandings when giving things for granted!

  14. Val, I am constantly amazed by all that I don’t know!
    Exactly, Nuria. I’m always happy eating wonderful Catalan food with the great beans!

  15. This looks really good — comfort-style American cooking!
    It sounds like you have a lot “on your plate” right now — I hope your husband is OK. And a move to boot!
    As I said in my answer to your comments, I have been quite neglectful of commenting lately. I’m amazed with your ability to keep your blog up so regularly. I’ll try to be a better reader this summer. Take care!
    Betty C.

  16. Interesting post! I had never try to make like that, but it seems so delicious! I will also try to make something like that. Thanks for sharing. I’ve got an idea
    -megan-