Here's the courtyard outside our new apartment. It's listed in the guidebooks as one of the most picturesque spots in Paris.
We now have a phone, cable TV and internet access. We got our deposit back from the first apartment finally, and I have gotten my payroll deposits set up through Paypal.com. Now I just need to get some work done so that I will start getting paid.
Oh well, we have a warm dry apartment with a wonderful view in a beautiful part of the city, I can walk to almost anything I need and we have enough rice, pasta and coffee to last a while.