Monday, May 30, 2005

Found an Apartment

OK, finally found an apartment. It's in the third arrondisment - not as trendy as the fourth, which is why I can afford something decent on the pittance Lyra is giving me. There's a story attached to this - later.

Friday, May 20, 2005

An Alien Address

Sometimes you have to laugh, even if you're a Lyran.
An agent rang me today and asked if I was interested in an apartment in the rue de la Lune - Moon Street.
'What's funny?' he asked.
"Never mind.'
I didn't take it; too small and I didn't like the area.
But it cheered me up for all of five minutes.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Still Finding an Apartment

"For how long are you seeking this apartment" said the earthling.
"Well, " I said "that depends on how long it takes the US economy to collapse. Current planning is 2007, and then I'll have to stay a month or two to tidy up here. Mind you, the world as you know it will have come to an end, so in a sense that's not a very useful question,"
I didn't say that, of course, but one day .....

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Finding an Apartment

They don't make it easy, they really don't. I'm supposed to spend the first couple of weeks here reading the files and getting myself up to speed. But I'm actually spending most of my time looking for an apartment. You'd have thought that with more than a hundred Lyrans here, and more coming all the time as the invasion of the US comes closer, that they would at least give someone the job of making our lives easier. Not a bit of it. There were two admin support posts here, and the last inspection cut one of them for 'efficiency' reasons. Yup, it's supposed to be efficient to have me trail around all day doing this on my own.