It snowed.

Wednesday morning, I saw this and was all excited:

And then I looked down:

I know it doesn’t look like much snow, but it was too much for my car. I was only able to go about two feet before it got stuck. Mine was the only car that couldn’t get out. :(

Luckily I was able to catch a train to work, though much later than I would have liked. I managed to not vomit on the train even though it made my nausea much worse. A lot of students were absent anyway so my classes were pretty calm and relaxed, which was what I needed to finish this horrible week.

I understand that Annecy does not normally receive a lot of snow anymore, but why is it that no one is responsible for clearing parking lots and sidewalks? Why isn’t our co-propriété (to whom we pay 60 € a month) in charge of snow removal like they are for garbage removal and cutting the gas? I felt so bad for the elderly who live in our building who could barely walk across the street to get to the store. Just walking from the bus stop to my building on campus was dangerous enough for me.

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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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