NEW APARTMENT and FRIG MAGNETS I CAN ACTUALLY SEE!!!
August 29th –
We get to MOVE into our new apartment tomorrow!!! I’m very excited. It has an OVEN and a regular refrigerator. It also will have decent WIFI and that is why we are actually moving. It will be strange to have a real kitchen, however. It is bigger and also less expensive than the apartment we’re in now that is 33 sq meters. I’ll post pictures soon to show you the new place, when we’re moved in. It’s very exciting to do this. It’s also walking distance to the city center and port – infact closer than where we are now – and not entirely a horrendous steep walk like the one we’ve had the past year. Although, very cardiovascular exercise -. Yeah. My knees say “Hooray” –
We are IN !!!! The apartment is beautiful, spacious, large windows and sliding glass doors AND a real, a R E A L kitchen with an oven! My refrigerator has magnets on it that I can actually SEE because it’s a normal size frig and I don’t have to stoop way over every time I go to put something in, or get something out. I don’t have to sit on a small stool and scrape ice from the mini freezer that has frozen over and layered more ice on the top and bottom & that takes up more space than the few frozen items it contains! There is a really big TV, and it doesn’t shut off in the middle of our French movie. It doesn’t make clicking sounds either every time it’s on, telling us, ” sorry folks, this old TV is on the way to TV demise.” Our bathroom has a TUB !!!!! We can SOAK!!! It has a 30’s feel – the entire apartment as the proprietor has decorated it in this fashion.
PLUS…….I have my own “devotional room” (see below the cute little French “shabby chic” room……..)
The voile curtains glide back and forth graciously in the mediterranean breeze. There is a glimpse of the sea, but basically the cicadas are in their glory, the fir trees and olive trees wrap around our balcony, the sky is bright blue. Life is good.
We are very very grateful to be in a place more spacious and conducive to cooking. We probably will eat out a lot less, and I can cook to my hearts desire, like I love to do.
We can have PEOPLE over!!! They can actually spend the night without us all being squished together!!!
Life is just really good.
Enjoy your new apartment. It is lovely!
Thanks Traudy!! Miss you and Joe!
Will be great to have a few more square meters to enjoy for the next couple of months. Cute digs!
Yes, so true Jane, – thanks for comments
The new place is beautiful! I know you will enjoy it.
Fabulous find! So happy for you and David. A little breathing room and a real kitchen. Congratulations.
Yes, and you know only too well Sharon – what we went through – Ah, tho, the price you pay for this beautiful part of the world, however – thanks for your comments. Much appreciated. We’re ecstatic really!!
Your apt looks and sounds lovely! Love the pics. I am so happy for both of you.
Thanks Vicki. You know only too well, ha ha – right?
I think you like it!!!
Looks like there is plenty of room for the B.U.B.’s. How much longer are you going to be there? Looks inviting!!!!
You need to get here NOW! It’s time. B.U.B’s are still in working order. You gave us the best bestest gift ever with those…..you know how many times they’ve been used? Come one more time and use your beds!!!!! Please?
No telling on plans. Mum’s the word by dear girl.
I also told Derek…..and to tell Gudrun. They’ve yet to come here. Told them go to CDG and then TGV to MRS. We pick them up.