This is an odd looking photo.
Can you tell what it is?
Or what we are doing?
We, French Husband and I, carried a very large awkward thing that swayed side to side, clinging musically, under a white sheet.
We hiked down the forty steps of our apartment building, then walked steadily for ten minutes, carrying the awkward thing on a broom handle, to the electrician.
It amazes me how everything we need seems to be located less than ten minutes or less (on foot), from our apartment.
I found someone to electrify the French antique monster chandelier. The woman, owner of the wonderfully charming, old time light shop, eyes widen when she said , "You weren't joking the other day when you said you had a large chandelier."
When I handed her the bag of thirty three large antique crystals that need to be re-attached, she grabbed them and the chandelier as if it were feather light. Though my shoulder has a permanent indention from balancing the makeshift chandelier support just to prove that the monster weighed a ton!
Yes that is a paintbrush sticking out the side.
As IF we needed to draw more attention to ourselves as we walked down the Parisian street.
Why not add a paint brush?
Children passed by us, as if we were carrying an exotic animal.
Teenagers quickly walked by us as not to associated with us.
Young adults looked at us as if we were idiots, "Why not take a taxi?" (As if a taxi would take us for a one minute ride, with a chandelier. We tried that, duh!)
Adults gave us the thumbs up, for our humorous effort.
Add to the chandelier on a broom handle, covered with a sheet, held on by a paintbrush, carried by two crazies on the streets of Paris, I hummed the Beatles song:
Oh this wonderful adventure.
And to think in a ten days or so we have the pleasure of carrying it back home!