Thursday, October 25, 2007

Vagabond No More

After six weeks of living like a vagabond, moving from place to place and crashing on the couches of friends, I have finally found a place to call home. I found the place a couple of weeks ago but things weren't finalized until yesterday. I saw the place several weeks ago when I was at my lowest point and because of my excitement about the place the girl subletting it selected me above all of the other hopeful renters. Or maybe she just felt bad for me because I sounded so pathetic when I met her.

The apartment is a furnished studio and it is approximately 30 square meters (322 square feet) which is HUGE by Paris standards (I've seen many during my search). It's located in the 11th arrondissement in the quartier de la Roquette. Republic and Oberkampf are to the north, Place de la Bastille is to the West and to the east is Pere Lachaise.

I don't move in until the 31st of October or the 1st of November so I will be couch surfing for a few more days but there is an end in sight.

If it wasn't for Opal, Amy, Lillian and Chi-Young letting me crash at their places I probably would have flown back home by now. There are so many more people that were very supportive and helped me in a number of different ways such as all the strangers that helped me carry my 120lbs worth of luggage up and down many flights stairs.

Edit: I forgot to add Veronica to the list. If it weren't for Veronica I probably still wouldn't have a bank account let alone a récipissé for my CDS.

6 comments:

eclat said...

Awwww, hurray!! You've found a flat that you're happy with, how exciting! I'm always happy to help a fellow NY'er move, so if you need a moving party in France, feel free to let folks know. :o)

And congrats on your new apartment (it was smart to rent one that is furnished, too...more flexibility that way if you should ever need to break the lease).

The Franco Fille said...

Congrats on finding a place! I look forward to reading the blog.

wcs said...

Congratulations. That's going to be a great neighborhood to be in, I think. Can't wait to hear about your adventures there.

Penny said...

Congratulations! You will feel so good when you finally get to move into your new home (at least I did!)

:)

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

Yayyyy!!! Congrats!! Hope all continues to go well... I am happy you found a place... Now it's just a matter of a few days!! Thanks goodness for friends...
Take care, Leesa

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

Thanks for all the well wishes. I will keep you posted as to how the "move goes".

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