On one year in Sicily

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Well, I blinked and suddenly we are marking our first anniversary in Sicily! How is that possible? If we end up staying for only three years (we can probably extend to five), that means we’re already 1/3 done with our … Continued

Our new favorite pool spot

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Summer heat has been intense over here (though we have had a little break since a storm on Sunday) so we’ve been spending a lot of time at the pool to keep from frying. As of last week, we have … Continued

On jetlag

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If you are wondering how our jetlag is coming along … It is now 11:30 p.m. in Sicily, and I give it about 70 percent odds that one or both of my kids will be awake in the next 30 … Continued

A quick update

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Well, we are settled into our hotel! The new owners took possession of our house on Wednesday with no tears from anyone but me. (Though this morning Fiona did ask me if we could “go home” and was a little … Continued

Major developments

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It’s been a busy couple days over here! 1. The movers have come and gone already! It took them all of Monday and only a few hours on Tuesday. Considering the original estimate was four days, I guess we have … Continued

Moving right along

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In other news, things are moving right along for our move! There is even an outside chance that we might be able to leave a bit earlier, if the visas come back in time. Since we are living in hotels … Continued

The trip we aren’t taking

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This morning started with a text message letting me know that our flight to New Orleans, scheduled for around 9 a.m., was being pushed back until around 9:30 a.m. because of aircraft maintenance. Given my obsession with being at airports … Continued

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