Finally! We’re moving to: CHAMBERY!!!

After months of waiting and worrying, we finally know where we will be for the next 3 years. David found out today that he got placed in Chambéry!

I am very excited as of course this means we don’t have to live apart next year. Now we can finally start looking for an apartment and planning the move. No more driving 40 minutes to work and wasting 250 € a month on gas and tolls! And even more good news, Carole is going to take this apartment back when we move out, so we don’t have to worry about wasting money on rent for June.

Everything just worked itself out perfectly. The government took their sweet time figuring it all out though. We were supposed to know on the 21st, so I’ve been nervous all week waiting for the answer. Apparently a lot of people chose Chambéry because it was one of the least expensive, yet not too small, cities on the list. And even though David was number 10 on the list, it was given to him because of his situation familiale (having a conjointe who already works there.)

And just like I predicted, someone else chose La Réunion so that the woman who lives there would have to come to France. But they decided to let her stay there with her husband and kids because that would have been awful to make her move alone. So in the end, not many people got their first or second choices so I really don’t know why they just didn’t assign candidates to the city closest to where they live, since that’s basically where everyone ended up anyway! Ah France. Your logic is so illogical.

Now on to the apartment hunt!

  • yay! I bet that’s a huge weigth off your shoulders and the best news! x x

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  • yay! I bet that’s a huge weigth off your shoulders and the best news! x x

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  • Yay!! What a relief!! Good luck on the apartment hunt!

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  • Yay!! What a relief!! Good luck on the apartment hunt!

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  • Frankofile

    It’s been a tough wait for you – I’m so pleased it’s worked out. All the best for a very happy future.

  • Frankofile

    It’s been a tough wait for you – I’m so pleased it’s worked out. All the best for a very happy future.

  • That is awesome news! I am so happy for your guys. YEAH!!!

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  • That is awesome news! I am so happy for your guys. YEAH!!!

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  • All that worrying for nothing! I’m so happy that everything has worked out for you two. You must be so releived 🙂

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  • All that worrying for nothing! I’m so happy that everything has worked out for you two. You must be so releived 🙂

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  • astrid

    CONGRATULATIONS!! That’s great news to get on a Friday so the weekend can be spent celebrating 🙂

    Good luck with the apartment hunting!

    PS: Still

  • CONGRATULATIONS!! That’s great news to get on a Friday so the weekend can be spent celebrating 🙂

    Good luck with the apartment hunting!

    PS: Still

  • Congrats!

  • Congrats!

  • Fantastic news! I’m so pleased for you! For once something here seems logical!

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  • Fantastic news! I’m so pleased for you! For once something here seems logical!

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  • Hooray! Glad it all worked out x

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  • Hooray! Glad it all worked out x

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  • félicitation! 🙂

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  • félicitation! 🙂

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  • Great news! So glad that you can stop stressing about this. Happy apartment hunting!

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  • Great news! So glad that you can stop stressing about this. Happy apartment hunting!

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  • OMG!!! That is such awesome news!! I am so happy for you!!!

  • OMG!!! That is such awesome news!! I am so happy for you!!!

  • That’s cool!!

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  • That’s cool!!

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  • i sent you a text, but i’ll say it again here, that’s great news jennie!! and you totally deserve to have some good news…hopefully I will be able to say the same for myself soon!!

    I’ll definitely come visit you in your new digs in chambéry 🙂

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  • i sent you a text, but i’ll say it again here, that’s great news jennie!! and you totally deserve to have some good news…hopefully I will be able to say the same for myself soon!!

    I’ll definitely come visit you in your new digs in chambéry 🙂

    Crystals last blog post..after vacation blues…

  • How great. I’m glad you got the city of your choice and especially that you won’t have to live separately, never fun.

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  • How great. I’m glad you got the city of your choice and especially that you won’t have to live separately, never fun.

    Lindas last blog post..Eze

  • rachel

    congrats!

  • rachel

    congrats!

  • Wow, isn’t it great when things DO work out. I love hearing of other people’s lives working out.

    All the best for the apartment hunt and look forward to the stories!

    Oh and I just noticed you linked to my blog – thanks

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  • Wow, isn’t it great when things DO work out. I love hearing of other people’s lives working out.

    All the best for the apartment hunt and look forward to the stories!

    Oh and I just noticed you linked to my blog – thanks

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  • yay! i’m so glad it worked out for you, have fun apartment hunting now!

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  • yay! i’m so glad it worked out for you, have fun apartment hunting now!

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  • Hi, Jennifer, I was reading through your blog and website, getting some very useful info about healthcare, carte de sejours, etc as well as your French language tutorials. Then I read about your considerable accomplishments and am quite envious of your linguistic abilities (Im desperately struggling with my French, what little there is of it). But then I saw this post that you are currently moving to Chambery. I live in Chambery and I know of no other long term American residents in the city. It would be lovely to meet you one day after you’re settled in. I moved here a year ago and just married my French fiance (now husband of two weeks). I have a blog too if you would like to get a little additional info about me (www.american-in-france.com). I’m older than you but it would be nice to have an American neighbor even if there are age differences. Merci. A bientot! Cynthia

    Cynthia in Chamberys last blog post..Making Savoyarde Potato Gratin

  • Hi, Jennifer, I was reading through your blog and website, getting some very useful info about healthcare, carte de sejours, etc as well as your French language tutorials. Then I read about your considerable accomplishments and am quite envious of your linguistic abilities (Im desperately struggling with my French, what little there is of it). But then I saw this post that you are currently moving to Chambery. I live in Chambery and I know of no other long term American residents in the city. It would be lovely to meet you one day after you’re settled in. I moved here a year ago and just married my French fiance (now husband of two weeks). I have a blog too if you would like to get a little additional info about me (www.american-in-france.com). I’m older than you but it would be nice to have an American neighbor even if there are age differences. Merci. A bientot! Cynthia

    Cynthia in Chamberys last blog post..Making Savoyarde Potato Gratin