Thursday, January 16, 2014
Today started later than usual; I actually slept in until half past nine this morning. Raining hard most of the night and it continued until nearly noon. We waited for the management company to send someone over about the television. We can only get the basic channels and it appears they need to pay a fee for us. They came, yes we were right, as of tonight we're still waiting. Actually, we are getting all of the channels that we normally get in Paris. But, we've been spoiled with some very special channels this month such as the museum channel. But, the apartment will be empty after we leave for some repairs so I'm sure they really don't want to pay a month's fee when it will be empty in two more days. They'd put down a new wood floor among other renovations and the adhesive has come loose. They'll probably have to move out all the furniture and start over.
About noon we dressed warmly, took our umbrellas and headed for the Metro Station. It had stopped raining and we decided to get out for a few hours. Along the way we stepped into an open door and found a cute window display of two drawfs, one dressed as a bishop. Always fun to peek inside of the large green doors when they are open.
Soon we'd arrived at Montparnasse and because we walked the wrong way we found the theater district with many old theaters and restaurants. We started asking for directions...none of the ones we received worked because they were pointing to the cemetery but there were no gates to enter. Finally we walked back past the Metro Station and around the corner and voila...there was the gate.
The rain came down much stronger than yesterday so we were soon headed back for the Metro and home. Stopped at the grocery store for something for dinner tonight. Last night was nice but we do enjoy eating at home. Picked up something easy that we could finish tonight. Tomorrow is our big farewell dinner. Looks like the rain will continue most of the night. Yes...I did bring a backup pair of old tennis shoes. I wore those today and I think they will also stay in Paris when I leave. Both pairs are pretty wet inside. Not to worry: I do have a lightweight pair of tennis shoes for the trip home and my good flats for dinner tomorrow night.
One of my readers said that she was going to miss checking in each night to see what Martha and Jim had done for the day....we will also miss sharing with you. We've truly enjoyed this month.
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