A. First and foremost, I haven’t gone crazy yet. I can still form a (mostly) coherent sentence…so there’s that!!!
B. We found a house!
It’s 3 miles from J’s work and .25 miles from the elementary school. Talk about a weight off of my shoulders! That’s a big check off of my to-do list.
We are planning to leave Italy in a couple of weeks, spend to days in London, and then on to Virginia.
Talk about a whirlwind!
So what am I up to?
Hmmm…mainly frantically checking things off of my massive to-do list. And then adding more things. It’s never-ending.
Also? We are in a bit of a buying frenzy. To say the least. I think everyone probably does this when they leave Italy.
Some of my favorite keepsakes?
WINE!!! Some of our favorite labels are only a few euros a bottle here and TRIPLE that in the states. So we are definitely stocking up, and we aren’t done yet!
We purchased some hand made copper pots that we personalized “the howell family kitchen”. We will pass them down to our daughters and they will be so loved.
Olive Oil, Italian antiques, Venetian masks, A special wine carafe, and a few handbags.
Again, these things are all a fraction of the price they will be back in the USA. So they are investments well worth making.
We have so many adjustments to make in the next few weeks. Speaking (and hearing) English. Things will move faster, louder, brighter. I’m overwhelmed and a bit scared, but mainly really really excited. It’s time to go home.
Love to you all.