I have been practicing French through Duolingo for a couple of months now. I try to complete at least one lesson a day. When I completed an “Objects” lesson today, I received this message. I know that there isn’t going to be any substitute for real life experience for speaking and listening French (with actual… Continue reading 41%, Really?
I was going to wait to write a post about visa requirements, but I came across a complaint on one of the ex-pat forums. The Complaint: The poster complained that his fiance was denied entry to the French consulate because her bag was too big. She had traveled more than 12 hours by bus from… Continue reading Visa Requirements
Last week was difficult and stressful with several deadlines and a big technology fail at work. I took a day trip to Edisto Island, South Carolina on Saturday. After the drive, I stopped by the grocery store to buy some things for lunch. I took a blanket so I could have lunch on the beach.… Continue reading A quick get away
I checked the credit card account for the washer and dryer. There is a zero balance. Please join me in a happy dance. I have added a rule to my shopping. I will keep receipts. If I buy an item but do not use it within 30 days, I will return the item. Maybe I… Continue reading A Confirmed Success
There are a number of steps that I have to take before I can move to Paris, France in 2024. Part 1 – I will be debt-free before I move to France. I currently have 2 debts – my car loan and my credit card account. I am currently working on my budget so I… Continue reading The Plan – The First Part
I scheduled payment of the $150.00 balance for the washer and dryer I bought last year. I will double check the account balance in a few days to make sure that the balance is zero. I do not carry this card around with me. It is locked in the fire-proof box where I keep my… Continue reading A Success
I have visited Canada (three times), England, Scotland, and Sweden. I have never been to France. I can hear you now. You plan to move to France and you haven’t spent a single moment there?!?!?!? Yes. Whaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!? Still yes. After I complete the first part of my plan (debt payoff), I plan a visit to… Continue reading Confession Time