Home for the Next Month

January 10, 2014

Mat showed me to the apartment and went through the basics. It’s pretty small but clean and quiet.

There were certain things to remember, such as placing the hose in the bathtub when using the washer. Otherwise, the water would drain all over the floor and flood below as happened to the last renter.

I realized there was no place to put clothes – no closet or anywhere to hang shirts and pants. Good thing I did travel light. I just placed things where the would be pretty much out of the way, then headed a block away to a local market to get groceries.

I was pretty tired and, with a month in Paris, didn’t feel any rush to go out and explore. So I pretty much stayed in the apartment and relaxed as I really can’t sleep well on planes. I decided to cook something up and use the hob, or stove top, that Mat said was easy to use. Cut to: Google search on what the buttons on this freaking thing do that have no wording. Turns out I used it correctly, just didn’t know that the letter “H” stays on until it cools off.

Next, I tried my hand at using the cool Nespresso machine. Cut to: Google search on how to use red Nespresso machine. Note, “red” is important as it helped me find the right model. And yes, there are YouTube videos on this:

Fortunately, I think I can handle everything else!

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  • Reply Owen January 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Ahhh, a small apartment in Paris – takes me back! Have you met les voisins yet?

  • Reply Michael January 11, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Not yet but I think there was a party next door last night. So hopefully soon.

  • Reply Alex Paez January 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Must be nice not having to think much! As per our conversation at Sushi Dan; I envy you my friend.

    • Reply Michael January 13, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Thanks Alex!!

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