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The Good News & The Bad News

Like all other matters in life, there is always the Positive, and the Negative.  The X and the O, the Yin and the Yang.  The good news, and the bad.  I always want to think of myself as one of those who sees the glass as half-full.  If there is any feeling of anger or disappointment, it usually dissipates after a good night’s sleep.

So it is with this Waiting Game for our visas to Paris.  It is finally “Game Over.”  On Day 35.  All good things do come to those who wait.  We can now look forward to rejoining DH after almost 3 weeks!  More importantly, we can finally, truly, absolutely “turn the page of our book and start the next chapter in our life” — to borrow a phrase from a good friend of mine.

That’s the good news.

And the bad news?  We didn’t get the apartment we thought we had secured.  Some days ago, DH called me, sounding really excited, about a 1914 building he found.  We were to be on the top floor (the 6th floor!), in a 220 sq ft flat with 5 bedrooms and 3 toilets and baths!  A rare find in the 16th arrondissement, which only yielded 3 available flats in 10 house-hunting days.  As it turned out, the agent made a mistake with the final price:  parking fees were not yet included, blah, blah, blah.  In short, back to Square One.

Sad Me.  I had pictured the whole apartment in my head already:  a splendid view of the city, a private road where my son could ride his bicycle safely, a 5-minute walk to school for my DD, lots of storage space, high ceilings… I was already there!  Alack.  This time, I really felt the glass was just so very empty.

I know.  It probably was not meant to be.  Probably had bloody ghosts in there.  Probably.  Now, I just have to shake myself and trust that the Hubby will find something equally alluring, if not better.  I just have to stop being a brat (as I have oftentimes been accused of).   Someone, just let me go get that good night’s sleep… because tomorrow will be another day.

At least we finally, finally got our visas… and that’s probably all that really matters for now.  🙂



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7 thoughts on “The Good News & The Bad News

  1. PatchyLou on said:

    Alright!!! Gay Paree her you come!!! Waaahooo!! In agreeance re the apartment, obviously something terribly wrong with that one dahling and the purrfect Mrs. B Chalet is just waiting around the corner. Good Luck with the move!! Kiss and hugs from lah lah land KK. mwah.

  2. PatchyLou on said:

    Hey just a thought….2 out of 3 aint bad (like the song)
    You got the CAR, you got the VISA so that’s your 2 and the 3rd was bad, the apartment, so it’s good it didn’t work out. You’ll hit a home run once you are there!!!

  3. Carmela, how interesting your life is! Best wishes to you and yours as you make your move. Prayers that the perfect place awaits!

  4. Find the neighborhood before the home… Look at all that’s available… Talk to the neighbors… The home will find you!

  5. Dear Carmela, I hope you had a few good night sleeps by now and are ready to see the world through pink glasses again. Don’t worry and have faith in your DH as I am sure he will find you a beautiful “nest”. Then you will just have to add the woman’s touch and voila! You will have a home in no-time 🙂

  6. SO sorry about your apartment. . . I was envisioning it as well! That would’ve been quite a large apartment for the city, too! The perfect one WILL come along and you’ll be showing us all pictures of it! I can’t wait to see it.

  7. Scarlett O’Hara had it right all along, sis… “After all, tomorrow is another day…” and if you didn’t get the dream 6th floor apartment, just do a Clarke Gable: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” bwahahaha.

    Missing your newer posts, sweetie. Get back on the bloggin’ bandwagon! 😀

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