Thursday, November 19, 2009

A reminder about why we are doing this

Quiet day on the no closing front. The money finally arrived in the Notaire's account this morning. That leaves us short only the mysterious 640 euro increase that the Notaire announced a couple of days ago, but has so far not been able to explain. After a few phone calls and emails this morning, Maitre P finally sent a "statement" of the new costs, but it was no more than a couple of numbers on a piece of official-looking stationary. The bottom line has increased by the requisite 640 euros, but there was no explanation of why the amount increased. They really don't think of it as our business.

I'm tired and don't have the energy to write a whole lot, so let's get a picture in there. Here is the master bedroom. At least the seller seems to have the apartment nice and clean. And here is our little kitchen:

... and that is our view of the Eiffel Tower in the background. My wife C. would want me to say that we are redoing the kitchen and taking out that ugly tile.

I'll just put in one more nice thing about the apartment while I'm at it. It's just a block away from the Grenelle Market, a wonderful outdoor market that is open on Wednesdays and Sundays. In the other direction it is just a block from the Place Dupleix, a beautiful quiet little square.

Closing is probably going to be on Monday, but I guess it still could happen tomorrow. We need to get going because our renovation is supposed to get started, under the supervision of our architect, Monsieur P. Another long story, I'll get to it tomorrow.

Here is a picture of the Grenelle Market

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