Friday, June 10, 2011

Time Series

Okay, I said I wouldn't make this blog into a constant drone about our upcoming departure.  But after spending three days inside this week while the movers did their thing, it's very much on my mind.  Fortunately, now that we're over the hump, there's time to get out there and experience Paris.  So stay tuned.  Until then, I give you this time series.

Tuesday, June 1


Thursday, June 9


But the emptiness didn't last long.  The temporary furniture arrived two hours after the last of ours left.  So don't feel sorry for us.  We can stay in our own place until we leave.  It's home but not, perhaps part of a bigger plan to help us cut the emotional cord.

14 comments:

Lost In Cheeseland said...

hardest part is saying goodbye, isn't that how it goes? Get out there and make the most of these next 21 days.... you'll hardly be looking at the inside of your apartment anyway!

Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Paris said...

Paris: It's tough to get in and settled down...but then, the hardest part is leaving...Bon courage and enjoy your last days!!!

emmabovary said...

OMG you have a gorgeous place. To be in Paris and be in adequate quarters...I can only imagine how tough it would be to go back.

Jenn said...

That apartment is heartbreakingly beautiful. I can't imagine how hard it must be to leave it.

debbie in toronto said...

You even packed the geraniums?

Lisa said...

What a beautiful apartment! Enjoy the next 3 weeks, eat, drink, walk, enjoy....and share!

Duchesse said...

Temporary furniture? You mean you rented furniture for the last three weeks?

Anne said...

Debbie: The plants went to friends, in fact friends who gave us the window boxes when they left Paris three years ago. And happily they returned to Paris last fall. So the window boxes were really only on loan.

Duchesse: We're seriously spoiled. My husband's employer provided a minimum of furniture to get us through the next couple of weeks. Kind of liking camping out, if living in a Haussmanian apartment can ever be called camping!

JoeinVegas said...

I will so miss your beautiful images of Paris. Please do a pointer and start a new one on Washington when you get there.
(justanotheramericanindc?)

Amy said...

How interesting to think of this shift as a way to prepare yourself for the eventual "cord cutting." So, how do I get a job with your husband's employer????? I am a writer and a harpist. But I'd do just about anything to live in Paris in a place like that for 4 years!

Starman said...

You've done Paris the only way it should be done by a non-Parisian. Malheureusement, most of us aren't that lucky.

Elizabeth said...

I feel sad. I would love to see other photos of your apartment before you packed it up, though.

Sasho said...

I'm with Joe in Vegas. More writing. Thought about a book on your Paris time. Here we are, your first set of readers, ready and willing to hear the story behind the blog. If no publisher will bite, I know folks who can help you self publish. Like the American Civil War amateur historians and re-enactors, Parisian lovers will read any number of books on the subject, even bad ones. Fortunately, yours will be a good one.

Sasho said...

Oh and PS: when you finally get here, welcome home!

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