Paris…the adventure begins
The preparation for our Paris trip in about a month was met with a startling surprise this past Sunday evening. As we were watching an episode of “Madam Secretary,” Bernie looked at me with a downtrodden face and said, “Oh no! I’ve got some very bad news.” He had just received a lengthy email from the management company of our second month’s apartment, informing us that the owner had taken the apartment off the market, citing too much going and coming which had probably led to damages in the apartment. Though I understood the sentiment, it was a stinging blow to us who have had this apartment booked since January. It was a lovely spot and in a good location close to our subway at St. Paul.
We have been scrambling trying to find a new situation. So far, no luck, but we are hopeful. Part of the challenge is self-inflicted…our stubborn tenacity in staying exactly where we want to stay…in the St. Paul area. We will keep you posted as the days progress. Location, then price, then arrangement, suitable bed, wi-if access, washing machine, coffee pot, so many criteria for these spoiled Americans! When you are paying this kind of money, you kind of want it your way.
The European Open is in Paris during this time, which is creating a run on apartment inventory and one of the reasons we did not get our favorite apartment that I have written about so often. We have a submission on an apartment that is right where we want it to be but, would you believe, it’s on the 4th French floor without a lift…about 70 steps each way. Oh well, this means we can really enjoy some lovely desserts during our stay. Bernie’s son will be in Paris when we make the change to this apartment which means some younger hands to help lug suitcases up the steps. There is a God!
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April 14, 2016 @ 2:41 pm
You will work it out, I know! Great photo of you. Two cuties!
April 14, 2016 @ 2:45 pm
April 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Oh-h-h-h, Linda! This is a shock! Hate that you are having to scramble to find a place…but I’m confident you
will find a very good solution! I’m wondering if Richard Nahem can help you….he seems to have his finger on the pulse
in that neighborhood.
Good luck in your search!
April 14, 2016 @ 3:09 pm
Great minds think alike…already contacted Richard. We’ll figure it out or we’ll just have to come home. Don’t even want to go there!
April 14, 2016 @ 3:54 pm
You and Bernie have what it takes to make this work and the spirit to enjoy it all! I will keep your search for the perfect place in my heart and prayers.
April 14, 2016 @ 3:56 pm
Thanks, my friend. Hope you are doing well. I emailed you the other day about having our cup of tea, and the email bounced back.
April 14, 2016 @ 4:03 pm
Perhaps you will get all the glitches out of your trip before you even leave. Let’s hope so!
April 14, 2016 @ 4:11 pm
Yes, indeed! Have fun with your kids!
April 14, 2016 @ 4:35 pm
All things happen for a reason! You will find something even better! Can’t wait to start reading your blog.
April 14, 2016 @ 7:26 pm
I’m sure it will all work out. Glad you will be with us for another year.
April 14, 2016 @ 4:46 pm
Linda I believe everything happens for a reason… I think you’ll find something even BETTER than the one you wanted. I understand why you like to stay in the same area that you know and love. 30 days ago, Neil and I stayed at my favourite little hotel just down rue de Rivoli a bit from St.Paul. Bon chance and enjoy Paris.
April 14, 2016 @ 7:25 pm
Gai, so glad you are on the blog this year! How’s your book going?
April 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
It is always the unexpected that make any trip fun. Just wish they are all good and serendipitous! Can’t wait to see how this plays out!!
April 14, 2016 @ 7:24 pm