Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Drumroll please.....

If I'm posting this so late in the morning, it's only because I finally got a good night's sleep last night.....due to the fact that I now have a home! After over a month of hardcore looking and 21 (mostly shitty) apartment visits, I have a place to live. I am so relieved.

I'm sure you'll all wondering which place I took so..................I took the studio a little farther out. It's in a nice building, in a safe neighborhood and I really liked the apartment. It's the biggest one I've seen so far and is decently decorated. Of course, it doesn't have the views I get from my chambre de bonne, but it does have nice big windows that let lots of light in. I also realized that it's closer to chez Kendra than I previously thought - it's probably only a 15 minute walk. So I signed the lease and forked over my 1500€ and I now have the keys in my possession. And mille mercis to William for having accompanied me.

The guy I'm renting it from has some stuff in there still, but I can start moving in Friday after noon. After being let down so many times, there's a part of me that still thinks this is a scam and that they took my money and then changed the locks or something like that. So I won't be fully relaxed until Friday when I can get in there and see that it really is mine (at least until June 30, 2009)!

PS. To answer your comment on the other post Rochelle, 90% of particuliers won't accept a check for the deposit. They've all been screwed over so many times that now they want cold, hard cash. The guy I'm sub-letting from actually took a check from the original guy he'd found last week and it bounced, so this time he said "I learned my lesson, pay me in cash".



Blogger misplaced texan said...

YAY!! Awesome. I'm relieved for you, and you can move in so soon!! Now you can relax and sleep well, the search is finally over.

August 27, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

YEAH! Congrats! Now have fun with the move. I am glad you finally found one, especially one that was relatively stress-free (if you ignore all past encounters).

August 27, 2008 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Jonnifer said...

Congrats! Parmentier is different from the center of the city but in a good way. I hope you will like it. Def beats living with a roommate.

August 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger L'Étrangère Americaine said...

Wow Sam congrats. I knew it would all eventually work out.

If you didn't take that place near Republique I would have asked to see it for myself because it sounded so nice.

August 27, 2008 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Leah said...


August 27, 2008 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Antipo Déesse said...

Housewarming party soon?!

August 27, 2008 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Félicitations !!

August 27, 2008 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Global Librarian said...

Good for you!

August 27, 2008 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Our Juicy Life said...

congratulations! It's good to have a home...and this place is yours all yours, I'm wasn't to psyched on the sharing with the 50 year old man, but if it was all you had, well.. but now you don't have to worry about that because you have your own pad. Nice.

August 27, 2008 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

yay! that's so exciting! definitely post some photos :)
(and if it was you who called me yesterday, i was sleeping, but try again anytime after thursday morning - we have to catch up!)

August 27, 2008 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

congrats! it's always nice to have your own space.

August 27, 2008 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy you finally found a place that you like!

August 27, 2008 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Fned said...

Yayyyy!!! Congrats! That is so awesome and the Ave Parmentier is in a real cool neighborhood... very "branché", plus the Canal St Martin is not so far away and that place is THE place to be during the weekends. Welcome to the neighborhood!

P.S. What did the Indian dude say when you informed him you weren't moving in with him after all? Did he freak out again? ;)

August 27, 2008 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh okay, thanks that's good to know re the cheque situation! How great to not have any roomates! It will be bliss!

August 27, 2008 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Congratulations!! Even though I haven't really commented I've definitely been thinking of you and hoping you'll find something. Hope we'll see photos soon!

August 27, 2008 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger au soleil levant said...

Congrats! It sounds like you ended up with a great place. What a relief to be done and ready to move in!

August 28, 2008 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

YAYYYY FOR YOU!! I'm with Antipo.....

Take care and talk to ya soon... Leese

August 28, 2008 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger wcs said...

Just adding my congrats! Enjoy your new home!

August 28, 2008 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger ViVi said...

Sweet! It sounds really great and I'm with the crowd that's glad you didn't go with the Indian dude. I hope the move goes smoothly!!

August 28, 2008 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

ahhh.... to be able to have your own place is superb, I know you really wanted that. Excellent work, my dear!

August 30, 2008 at 3:15 PM  

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