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!

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  • http://emmygration.blogspot.com/ Emmy

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

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  • http://emmygration.blogspot.com Emmy

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

    Emmys last blog post..today’s things

  • http://blondeinfrance.blogspot.com/ Andromeda

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

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  • http://blondeinfrance.blogspot.com Andromeda

    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.

  • http://unautrejp.blogspot.com/ Justin

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

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  • http://unautrejp.blogspot.com Justin

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

    Justins last blog post..The project is done…

  • http://emilylaparisienne.blogspot.com/ Emily

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

    Emilys last blog post..Anniversaire

  • http://emilylaparisienne.blogspot.com Emily

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

    Emilys last blog post..Anniversaire

  • 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

  • http:life-with-a-seaview.blogsport.com 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

  • http://cyrusfarivar.com/ Cyrus Farivar

    Congrats!

  • http://cyrusfarivar.com Cyrus Farivar

    Congrats!

  • http://www.laniortaise.blogspot.com/ La Niortaise

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

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  • http://www.laniortaise.blogspot.com La Niortaise

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

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  • http://twentyeighthofmay.wordpress.com/ Sally

    Hooray! Glad it all worked out x

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  • http://twentyeighthofmay.wordpress.com Sally

    Hooray! Glad it all worked out x

    Sallys last blog post..Last day, yummy food and a clear out

  • http://french-state-of-mind.blogspot.com/ Monique

    félicitation! :)

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  • http://french-state-of-mind.blogspot.com Monique

    félicitation! :)

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  • http://ausoleillevant.blogspot.com/ au soleil levant

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

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  • http://ausoleillevant.blogspot.com au soleil levant

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

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  • http://chaunoise.blogspot.com/ Shannon

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

  • http://chaunoise.blogspot.com Shannon

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

  • http://www.mychamberyexperience.blogspot.com/ Alicia

    That’s cool!!

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  • http://www.mychamberyexperience.blogspot.com Alicia

    That’s cool!!

    Alicias last blog post..New récépissé!

  • http://www.crystalgoestoeurope.blogspot.com/ Crystal

    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…

  • http://www.crystalgoestoeurope.blogspot.com Crystal

    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…

  • http://www.lindamathieu.com/ Linda

    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

  • http://www.lindamathieu.com Linda

    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!

  • http://parlezvouskiwi.net/ parlezvouskiwi

    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

    parlezvouskiwis last blog post..365 day self portrait challenge

  • http://parlezvouskiwi.net parlezvouskiwi

    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

    parlezvouskiwis last blog post..365 day self portrait challenge

  • http://laprochainefois.blogspot.com/ Cathy

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

    Cathys last blog post..i spoke too soon

  • http://laprochainefois.blogspot.com Cathy

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

    Cathys last blog post..i spoke too soon

  • http://www.american-in-france.com/ Cynthia in Chambery

    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

  • http://www.american-in-france.com Cynthia in Chambery

    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

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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