This is a short update to what is going on in my neighborhood in Saint-Louis in November 2020. The northern part of the island has become one massive construction site with new canalization and soon-to-be paved streets and cemented sidewalks. It feels as if everybody were preparing for the better day, including the town planners – a new post-covid face lift in the making? Apart from this, life goes on more or less the usual way except for small businesses, many of which are still in an extended waiting mode for the borders to be opened to non-residents. When the day comes, we will all be able to walk the streets with a little less sand in our sandals!