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July 7, 2007 • 4:15 PM

All’s Well in Paris

Well, we did it: Morgen and I (and our cat, Zora, too) have moved to Paris! We arrived on Monday, and we’re settling in without any serious difficulties. We’ve even managed to stock our shelves with groceries, set up a bank account, make an appointment at the local Préfecture de Police to apply for our long-term residence cards, and cross a number of other aggravating little tasks off our lists. Oh, and sleep: we’ve been doing a lot of that, too. The combination of jet lag and sleep debt have been truly brutal, but our body clocks have nearly readjusted, so we’re feeling a lot peppier than we were a few days ago.

The new image at the top of the page (just a placeholder until I come up with something more interesting) was snapped from our bathroom window (OK, with a long zoom, but still…). Our apartment is on the top floor of the tallest building in the neighborhood, and we can see Sacré Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower, and all kinds of other cool sites from the comfort of our home. Yes, I know: we suck. (Also, needless to say, we’re within spitting distance of countless bakeries, chocolatiers, cafés, bistros, brasseries, and all other manner of French food purveyors. Oh yeah.)

It’s a relief to finally be (more or less) done with this huge project. The last couple of months, and in particular the few weeks leading up to the move, were some of the busiest and most stressful of my life, and that’s saying something. Contrary to my earlier expectations, I wasn’t able to get caught up with very much of anything before we left; in fact, I fell much further behind on almost everything. Especially email—I can’t remember the last time I had so many unanswered messages. But now, life is slowly returning to some new-and-improved version of normal, my Inbox is emptying out, and I’m looking forward to doing some significant writing (and photo-taking) in the very near future.

Next week there’ll be an update to Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, and with any luck, new content will soon begin appearing on Interesting Thing of the Day, SenseList, and perhaps even The Geeky Gourmet too! We’ll also, as soon as we possibly can, be starting a new blog exclusively about our adventure in France. Stay tuned!