Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sunday Pulse Check #5

Days til Paris: 14

How I went from elated to deflated in 30 seconds flat in 8 steps:

  1. Check mailbox after spending a day in Long Island with my family on my cousin's boat
  2. Discover brown envelop from the Academie de Créteil inside
  3. Open envelop
  4. Experience elation
  5. Flip through documents in envelop
  6. Search packet for arrêté
  7. Notice arrêté is missing
  8. Experience deflation
I'm beginning to think that someone is playing a cruel joke at my expense. Needless to say I'm still waiting and I'll be following up with the peeps in Créteil on Monday. Hopefully it was a harmless mix up and someone forgot to insert the document into my package.

This past week I ended up shelling out a buttload of money for a rolling duffel bag (which I like but is a little heavier than I had anticipated), a new Canon Powershot SD850 IS digital point & shoot camera (watch out now) and to secure housing for when I arrive. Makes me glad that I didn't quit my job last week when frustration levels were at an all time high.

While I'm happy to have secured some temporary housing the story as will be told to my future children is as follows:

Your mother arrived in Paris with 2 large suitcases and no place to stay for the night. She had $25 dollars in her pocket and when converted equalled approximately only 5 euros due to the poor exchange rate at the time.

Got it? Bon! I'm glad we're all on the same page.


wcs said...

That exchange rate really sucks, doesn't it ?

Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

Aaaaa yes! there's only one thing that worries me about moving to Italy... earning dollars and spending euros!

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

farfallina you're going to be earning dollars in Italy? How is that going to work out for you?