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…….