Sigh of relief

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We just heard from Chris’ sponsor that not only are there a couple hotels near base that have two-bedroom set ups, but also that we should be able afford one within our temporary housing allowance. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. It probably sounds like … Continued

What we’ve been up to

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Well, this won’t be a particularly exciting update but things are continuing to move along as September (aka … the last full month we’ll be living in the United States for the next few years! gulp!) approaches. My thoughts are … Continued

Signs of aging

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Well, today it became clear that I’m definitely getting older (as if the two kids growing like weeds in front of my eyes weren’t a good enough hint). 1) I got glasses. 2) My new credit card arrived and I … Continued

Heartbroken for Italy

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I was going to write today about the reason we are maybe not leaving until Oct. 24. But now, sitting in front of my computer for the first time today and looking at news reports out of central Italy, I … Continued

Homelessness approaches

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Well, our house sold within a week. The new owners take possession on Sept. 21 — aka, ONE MONTH FROM TODAY. That’s the good news! Or at least, it was. Back when we were leaving on Oct. 1. The deal … Continued

Driving in Italy

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Words used to describe driving in Sicily, according to the U.S. government: “there may seem to be no logic to traffic patterns” “seemingly erratic driving nature of Sicilian traffic” “Although some drivers may take what seem like unnecessary and dangerous … Continued

About this blog

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If you are my mother or close friend, you can probably feel free to skip on over this post. As for anyone else who doesn’t already know me — oh, hey there. What’s up? The goals of this blog are … Continued

How I found out

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Beep. “We focus on a sense of community and — ” Beep. “– our offices and that generation seems –” Beep. “– really well –” Beep. I was in the middle of a phone interview, and I was starting to … Continued