Good news

I went to the optician this morning to choose my frames (ma monture). I’m getting new glasses and new contacts for a year, for a grand total of 130 €. I could have even gotten a second pair of glasses (prescription sunglasses, for example) for only 14 €, but I don’t need them. Go Mutuelle Existence!

I also found out that my new carte de séjour is currently in Paris, so I don’t have to renew my récépissé. I just need to change the address on it when it arrives.

And we received our new EDF bill with David’s and my name on it, so we can prove that we do indeed live together. And I can finally get around to changing my address at Crédit Agricole.

Plus I’m declaring a primary care physician, which I should have done months ago. Now all that’s left is getting a French translation of my driver’s license so I can exchange it.

I feel like I accomplished a lot today already. Despite the weather, it’s a good day.

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  • ColourMeCrazy

    I had to change the address on my carte de séjour as well…and I had to had my original carte de séjour in, get another récépissé and wait for a new carte de séjour! All that just to change the address! Good luck with yours! Hopefully it won’t be that long-winded!

  • ColourMeCrazy

    I had to change the address on my carte de séjour as well…and I had to had my original carte de séjour in, get another récépissé and wait for a new carte de séjour! All that just to change the address! Good luck with yours! Hopefully it won’t be that long-winded!

  • Mlle Smith

    Jennie, are you from one of the states in which they allow you to just exchange yours? I have a NY driver’s license, and they don’t accept the licenses from our state, so I have to try to get one of of state.

  • Mlle Smith

    Jennie, are you from one of the states in which they allow you to just exchange yours?

    I have a NY driver’s license, and they don’t accept the licenses from our state, so I have to try to get one of of state.

  • Jennie

    The last time I had to change my address on my CDS, they just put a sticker on the back with the new address. I hope I won’t have to get a new CDS just to change the address…Yup, Michigan is one of the 14 magic states – I can just exchange my American license for a French one without taking any tests. That sucks that NY isn’t one of the included states. :(

  • Jennie

    The last time I had to change my address on my CDS, they just put a sticker on the back with the new address. I hope I won’t have to get a new CDS just to change the address…

    Yup, Michigan is one of the 14 magic states – I can just exchange my American license for a French one without taking any tests. That sucks that NY isn’t one of the included states. :(

  • ColourMeCrazy

    Hmm…actually I think it was because I changed departements – that’s why the new carte! Hope you don’t have any problems with yours!

  • ColourMeCrazy

    Hmm…actually I think it was because I changed departements – that’s why the new carte! Hope you don’t have any problems with yours!

  • ManicBlu

    I was lucky that Florida is one of the magic states as well or I would be driving without a license.

  • ManicBlu

    I was lucky that Florida is one of the magic states as well or I would be driving without a license.

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