Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hold on a minute...

At the risk of marital discord, I am intending to keep the blog going. The adventure continues! (or, at least, until Mary shuts it down - ha!)

My aim is to chronicle our purchase of our Paris apartment, somehow without giving away details nefarious folks might use against us (none of our friends, of course, but people all over have posted - or tried to post, anyway - comments to our blog.

The seller of the Marais apartment we put an offer in on signed the promesse this week. It's essentially an agreement to sell at the agreed to price. There's much ground to cover before the deal closes in a couple months or so, but we're on our way to owning a Paris apartment.

Adrian Leeds Group has done a great job helping us find the apartment. We'd recommend them for anyone contemplating something similar. They estimate we may have the renovations done this summer and have the apartment available for rental by October.

Here's a shot down the quaint street where this apartment is located.

That's Mary and Rachel and her cousin Tiffany on the left side of the street. On the right in a bright-colored jumper is a city worker cleaning the street.

We'll have more news on this investment as it develops. Check back for new updates in the near future.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Yes, we're still here! But we're signing off.

If you have checked the blog lately, you may have wondered where we have been. The last few weeks have been very busy for us, culminating in a two-week vacation to Europe.

But for all intents and purposes, it's time for this particular blog to come to an end. While our adventure continues, and we still have lots to learn about living and working in NYC, we believe it's time to move forward to new adventures: in Europe, at work, and wherever else life takes us.

We would like to thank our friends and family for your incredible support while we have made this transition. We couldn't have done it without you, and your enthusiasm has fueled us, especially in those moments of uncertainty.

Our next, most immediate adventure is buying a vacation-rental apt. in Paris. We put an offer on a small place there, and if everything goes well, in 6 months we will have a lovely place to call home while we travel there.

But more importantly, it will be someplace for others to enjoy while they are on vacation in the City of Light. When it's ready, you can bet you will hear from us!