We came back to Paris to do the details and decorating in our apartment. But first we had to clean it. Dust, wash windows, dust, wash the floors, dust, touch up paint...dust. Our good friends Vlad and Denise, took a day off from their holiday in Paris to help us. What generous friends indeed. Denise added a hem to the shower curtain, she knows I know how to sew, but don't like doing it. After Denise whipped the hem into place she sprang up the ladder, and sang as she shined-up the crystals.
Where does she come from?
Vlad and Yann added twenty hooks for the Paris map. They calculated, and recalculated and laughed and joked. At times I wondered why they were having so much fun? If I were the one helping Yann... it would not have been such a joyous occassion.
Back in March my Belle-Mere and I painted some furniture for the apartment. At last I was able to put one of the tables into place. It is in the entrance and fits under the window.
An overview of the main room.
On the left of our friend Vlad is the kitchen.
On the left of the table is the bathroom.
Our friend is heading in the direction of the entrance and bedroom.
On the wall behind him we hope to find an armoire.
One of a pair of 1800s Provencal chairs that I painted.
The Paris map in twenty frames.
One by one.
It was thrilling to see it becaming a reality.
well one wall that is.
Sacha came over and talked physics with Vlad over a paint bucket.
Chelsea came over after work.
It had been since April that we hadn't all been together as one.
I lapped up every minute.
I noticed Chelsea had a shirt pof mine on... I don't know about you, but when my daughter wears my clothes they become her clothes, because after I see her in them, they never look the same on me.
This is where I am going to sleep, oh a real bed in our apartment!