Because I have always been spoiled by my parents’ backyard….
…I cannot stand living in an apartment and not having a yard of my own. Currently we live in a one bedroom apartment with no balcony. We’re on the third floor, so we have to keep almost all the windows closed so Canaille won’t jump out and die.
We originally decided to live here when David’s sister, Carole, went to Paris. She actually left us the apartment and all her furniture. But after a year, the noise and the people are getting to me and I’m dying to be some place quieter and calmer than an overpopulated suburb of Annecy.
And Carole has returned to Annecy anyway, so she could take her apartment back while David and I find another place between Annecy and Chambéry. The commute to Cluses last year was a bit too much for me and my old car, but Chambéry is not as far and the trains are more frequent. But still, I need the countryside.
I don’t even care how large or small the apartment is; all I want is a terrasse. My own quiet place to relax outside, where Canaille can roam around and chase bugs. Near Aix-les-Bains seems the logical choice since it’s next to the highway and about halfway between the two cities. If anyone knows of a place there with some sort of yard for hopefully less than 600 € a month, let me know!