Yes, we're here. We have checked in to the apartment (the one without hot water) and have another place around the corner that does have hot water. We have keys to both and can come and go between them as we please for the next 3-4 days, until the hot water heater is fixed. Not a bad compromise, although we do like our original apartment better.
I thought I would quickly show you what I see outside my window:
Are you dizzy from looking down? We are on the top floor of the building (fifth floor, I think - a helluva lot of stairs, in any case).
The street below is lively and busy... and extremely narrow. We would call this an alley in North America.
There's a church visible over the rooftops. I'm not sure what it is yet, but I will be doing some exploring! We're near Notre Dame Cathedral; however, it's not this close... I don't think...
And a quick sideways pic out the window - see how narrow it is, how close the buildings are to each other? We are in the heart of the Latin Quarter!
My travelling companion, Sandi, is taking a little catnap right now. I don't think she meant to fall asleep but she obviously needs it. I don't mind - I'm feeling a bit woozy myself. Perhaps from the long flights... or perhaps from lugging a 50lb suitcase up all those tiny, narrow, uneven flights of stairs.