Before I head to bed I just wanted to update those of you who are interested on my housing situation in Paris. It is not what I was expecting but I think that it's actually going to work out just fine.
My host family is a couple who have three 'kids' all of whom are adults and out of the house now. No, this is not what I had asked for, since I really wanted to be with kids, but apparently this couple has grandkids who live in their neighborhood.
The neighborhood, "Neuilly-sur-Seine" is on line number 1 on the Metro, which runs directly through Paris to the other side. Neuilly-sur-Seine is the quarter of Paris where Sarkozy was the mayor. It is known to be very chic, old and safe. To my surprise, I will be sharing the host family with another Sweetbriar student, Kelsey, but we will not be sharing a bedroom. I think that this will be good, also, because I have enjoyed sharing Helene, my Tours host mom, with Diana. It makes dinners more fun and interesting.
Julia and Mom did lots of internet searching once I got my housing assignment and happened upon this site which features beaucoup d'information on the village of Neuilly-sur-Seine:
Mom also did a little digging and found these great stores for us to rummage about once we get there!