I still don’t know what day we’re moving, but I’m already packing some things that we won’t be using in the next few weeks. We have so much stuff! And I don’t know where it all came from! We’ve only been in this apartment for two years, but I wasn’t even in France when David moved our stuff here in June 2007 (I was visiting Rose in Cairo). So maybe we’ve always had this much stuff and I never really noticed before.
We looked at 4 apartments last week, but only liked the last one. We’re going to try to visit 5 more this week. Michelle arrives on May 17 and we leave on May 19 for Milan, so I’m really hoping we can be moved and settled before then… which is in 10 days!!!
The one we liked is a one bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor (2nd floor in France), near the university, with a huge living room and modern kitchen. There’s no balcony though. We’re going to send in our dossier on Monday and see what happens. If we get that one, we could move in on May 18 (my 27th birthday). Honestly, I’d prefer a 2 bedroom apartment so we can have an office/guest room, but they’re usually too expensive or right downtown where I do not want to live.
This will be the fourth place I’ve lived in France, none of which were really my choice. I rented a room when I was an English assistant, and then David & I lived with roommates for a few months before we moved into this apartment – which we only took because his sister was leaving anyway and it helped us save money over the summer. But I’ve never really liked it and now I cannot wait to leave for good. I’m very anxious and stressed about when we’re going to move, especially with the timing of my trips, the few days I actually work in June and David’s training in Montpellier.
So back to cleaning and packing to work off some of this stress!