Well, I will admit that I am overwhelmed. It takes a lot, but I have done it this time! I moved from the tiny Studio in the 6th Arrondissement to a larger place in the 16th Arrondissement. And, all of it through terror, back pain, and worry. But, I did it! There were times when I thought I would pass out, but I didn’t. The movers were great! They could see that I was struggling and helped me every step of the way – making me sit down and bringing me a sandwich and 7up. They packed most of my things and unpacked them when I arrived. Of course, I don’t know where anything is, but they dealt with boxes and packing materials. I will find things as time goes by. I love the kitchen and the view and the living room and the bathroom and the bedroom! I have space for things in the closet. It faces west and the sunset. I would prefer morning sun. But, afternoon will be fine. I will get used to it. The piano fits. It is not where I thought it would go, but the professional piano movers put it where they could. It is fine.

Now, I feel like I have been hit by a truck! Time will make it all better. I moved on Wednesday. And, Thursday and Friday were days of adjustment. No wifi yet, so not television. I am operating off of “hotspot”. It works fine for now. Hopefully, wifi on Thursday. The cat is fine. All doors are shut. I am on the 5th floor so I don’t want any dead cats. Somehow, I will get the balcony and the windows fixed, but that is in process. So, this is just me saying hello. Last week was the “before”. This is the “after”. And, now, I am where I wanted to be. For years. The question is —- Now What? Haha. Beware getting what you always wanted. Well, that is a thought for another day.

Meanwhile, this morning I tried to do a bit of exploring and take some pictures. I took some pictures of the lobby to the building. And, walked to the village. EVERYTHING IS CLOSED. Well, some things are open but not much. I will be glad when September comes and life resumes in Paris. I went to the market, ate breakfast, and walked home. Haha, I had to lie down. But, I did it! All in good time. So, I will post some pictures. Not great, but I will try to fill in as time goes by. Everything has its learning curve. Just figuring out how the dishwasher works is a challenge. And, I am terrified of the gas stove. I need to boil water. And, I don’t want to light a match. Haha. Ok. No explanation. Figure it out.

That’s enough for now. Stay tuned…….

Best, Jay

Published by jjaywmac

Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.

8 thoughts on “I DID IT!!!

  1. Yay! Everything looks lovely! Sorry I didn’t respond sooner. A storm knocked our internet out for a couple of days, and we had to get a new modem/router. Then my laptop went on the fritz, but it’s back up and running now.


  2. the apartment looks perfect! but may I ask the inappropriate question – what is the rent?it’s none of my business and you can tell me to BUZZ OFF. I won’t feel hurt. just trying to gage against what I’ve paid in the past. à bientôtsheree

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  3. You sure did! And I know everything will look so lovely when you are finished settling in. I can just see you out on the terrace with that gorgeous view across the street! Job well done!


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