So we all have a new beginning today. I have received congratulations from throughout France on Biden’s victory, as if I had anything to do with it. Everyone here is thrilled, as am I.
After more than a month of packing, today was the first of my moving days. Tarek brought an assistant to move 2 truckloads to my basement storage space in my new building and a third truckload to my temporary lodgings. Which is where I am now.
This apartment is tiny, Maybe 300 square feet including kitchen and bathroom. The shower is so small that I cannot turn around. But I’m not complaining. The good news is that once I move into my permanent place, it will feel spacious at around 500 square feet. Also this place is right around the corner from my new apartment, so easy to check in and pick up my mail.
A word about where I have lived, am living and will live. My previous apartment, where I lived for 3 years, was on rue Alphonse Karr, kind of the Madison Avenue of Nice, filled with expensive clothing shops. My current rental on Boulevard Gambetta is kind of the 72nd and Broadway of Nice. It is across from the tramway and bus stops, lots of supermarkets and commerce for normal people.
My new apartment is in a more residential area. The analogy would be to Riverside Drive in the eighties. So a very different ambience.