(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

she lives.

yes, I'm here ... been going through some ups and downs and sideways...no excuse for not blogging except sometimes you just don't feel like talking.

JY had some life turbulence last week which set us back plus the one week of school vacation ... the reality is we can't see a way clear to get our café open this season. What with the logistics of inspections and paperwork, and the remaining renovations ... we probably wouldn't be open until August or later. in the meantime, the small matter of income looms ... so, we have begun to formulate plan 'b' which means continuing to work on the space, creating some side work for ourselves ... and being ready to open with a bang next season.

I'm disappointed for several reasons ... one, it is hard to adjust when you have something so firmly wrought in your head. and a routine created around that. but one must adjust. so one will. my hope is that we don't get too sidetracked as is wont to happen in these situations...

well. there is of course so much more to the story. but I'm a bit too down to relay it all at the moment...

on a happier note, the sun shines. we have a week of good spring weather facing us. hopefully the garden will take advantage of it.

more soon.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Hang in there, the fact you have plan b's means it will work out one way or another.

We'll all be here if and when you want to talk about it some more.
x

Notre Vie Juteuse said...

je suis désolé mon ami. I know you were move fast and forward for the café to open this season. But you have been through many ups and downs and it's just part of starting a new life. We are looking at plan B as well and just have to realize that it will all work out. Weather has been lovely and that makes us happy, hope it's making you smile too. Maybe it's time for a roadtrip - you still planning on a visit??

Rigsby said...

Here is an appropriate support chanson for us all to sing along to and raise our spirits. ELO probably wrote this song with us French pioneers and others who take a leap of faith.

Hmm....hold on tight to your dream
Yeah...hold on tight to your dream
When you see your ship go sailing
When you feel your heart is breaking
Hold on tight..ooh..to your dream

Hmm....it's a long time to be gone
Oh....time just rolls on and on
When you need a shoulder to cry on
When you get so sick of trying
Hold on tight to your dream

When you get so down that you can't get up
And you want so much but you're all out of luck
When you're so downhearted and misunderstood
Just over and over and over you could

Accroches-toi a ton reve
Accroches-toi a ton reve
Quand tu vois ton bateau partir
Quand tu sents ton coeur se briser
Accroches-toi a ton reve.

When you get so down that you can't get up
And you want so much but you're all out of luck
When you're so downhearted and misunderstood
Just over and over and over you could

Yeah....hold on tight to your dream
Yeah....hold on tight to your dream
When you see the shadows falling
When you hear that cold wind calling
Hold on tight to your dream

Ooh yeah
Hold on tight to your dream
Yeah...hold on tight...
To your dream

Ksam said...

I agree with the others - hang in there! If living in France has taught me anything, it's that things always work out in the end, you just have to have faith and be patient. And remember my post a few months back about plans A, B, C, etc - no one ever sticks with plan A anyways (and almost everyone is happier for it)!

Randal Graves said...

You need a Plan W. No, not that, the good kind of W.

Utah Savage said...

I want to know what Randal means. Maybe it is the answer to life's most difficult questions. I know he'll never tell me, but he might tell you.

With things like les bistros, isn't it always more difficult than first thought? I mean, any sort of eatery/drinkery is tricky in the extreme. So keep the faith and keep the labor going and get the necessary papers and someday.... Success. Because you do that so well.

Jackie said...

(( ))

amy said...

I know when you get the place open it will be brilliant and worth the wait!