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  1. Peggy B
    August 30, 2022 @ 7:39 am

    So glad we got that lovely rain in the middle of the night! I think we will have to recover from our busy day yesterday. Looks like tomorrow will be our laundry day. At least you got out to ear in a nice spot. Isn’t that at least half of what Paris is about? Our time is running down. We are trying to enjoy every minute.


  2. EAA
    August 30, 2022 @ 7:51 am

    4 hrs to do laundry, wow… But thats probably because your machine in your apartment is one machine that does both washing and drying?. People use those in NYC to see space ( as they would in Paris ),,, but usually get rid of them after a few years cause they take so long. ( and actually are more expensive cause of electricity use!).. 1 Euro for 8 minutes? Its 35 cents here for 5 in my building, and when I went to a friend across the street when we had a gas leak, her building charged 25 for 7 minutes! Funny, I dont remember doing laundry when I lived in Paris. Trudging ping to a not near by store sticks in my mind… JoBo looks lovely…


    • lspalla
      August 30, 2022 @ 8:13 am

      Yes, we have a washer/dryer combination. If you let it run the 2 hours to wash (and that’s a reduced cycle) and 2 hours to dry, the clothes are truly dry. Otherwise, we have a clothes rack that we can hang them on. Yes, 8 minutes for 1 euro. When we came years ago, it was more like 12 minutes for a euro. I think people here send their sheets to the dry cleaner for laundering. That cost 60 euros about 5 years ago because our landlady had us pick up the sheets and we saw the pre-paid ticket!


  3. Cindi
    August 30, 2022 @ 11:04 am

    Even in Paris people have to do mundane tasks! The hotel JoBo looks fabulous. We’d have to win some state’s lottery before staying there.


  4. Monica & Marlyn
    August 30, 2022 @ 11:13 am

    Doing laundry right now with our rental home’s modern, computerized appliances. I’ll have three loads done completely by 9:30 a.m. and will not take this boon for granted. Thinking of you.


  5. PAT
    August 30, 2022 @ 2:39 pm

    It’s always interesting to get a glimpse of what every day is like for residents. Thank you.


  6. Earle Self
    August 30, 2022 @ 11:00 pm

    Linda, Rachel says one thing she really looks forward to, returning to the States from France, is a decent washer and dryer. Hers also takes hours and, worse, at her house is down two levels of stairs. Do they really serve the mousse in a French canning jar?


    • lspalla
      August 31, 2022 @ 4:43 am

      Yes, some places serve the mousse this way. Not everywhere, but we think it’s kinda of fun.


  7. Betsy Cobb
    August 31, 2022 @ 3:48 pm

    Just the fact of “every day living” in a foreign place is one of the best cultural experiences and benefits of having a long stay!!! Love the pictures of all the small places you go. I had the BEST dessert at Cafe de la Paix a few years ago. Expensive, but as my father would say, “but just look where you are!!” Well worth it!


  8. Natalie
    September 14, 2022 @ 5:53 am

    What a pretty bar! And not so sure about that green either; it used to be black, yes? At least it will be memorable, ha! I believe StCatherine square is where we are one of the first days/nights of my very first visit- right?


    • lspalla
      September 14, 2022 @ 6:37 am

      I honestly don’t remember. Might have been La Place des Vosges.


  9. Natalie
    September 14, 2022 @ 5:58 am

    Love Betsy’s comments ☺️❤️


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