It is official. We are now squatters in our former home. Jane and Christie came over, we had wine and toasted their new ownership. They did some measuring. It is definitely bittersweet for me, but I am very happy friends of mine will be enjoying this sweet space. Later Luther and I popped the champagne he bought. We toasted to our new adventure yet to come. 🙂
Thanks Casey…or big gulps and sighs!
Hi Liz, I am hoping Rocky loves all the space. He seems kind of bored here nowadays and is constantly whining about something. A hammock is an excellent idea! We will have plenty of space. I am planning to buy some wooden raised garden beds and will try square food gardening once we get settled in. There is a ton that we need to do to get to that point.
Hi John, I know “warming” but not “cooling” parties. It is always bittersweet. I will miss this place but am starting to look forward to the next thing!
Hi Eden and Chuck! Thanks for the congrats. We look forward to welcoming you into our new place.
Let the next step begin with small sips and cheers!
Awww. I know you both must be sad. You made such a beautiful home. We loved it. You will make another beautiful home. AND…you will have a much bigger garden. Such a nice way to fill your time. The boyz will really LOVE it. Perhaps Rocky will not be under your feet as there will be so much space for him to roam. AND, I think Luther should get a hammock (which we can use when we are there). You are in Italy…what could be better than that?
On the Saturday before the closing on our Umbrian house, ‘Villa due Leoni’, we had a house ‘Cooling’ fest for a crowd of our nearest and dearest. Our Italian friends had never heard of a house ‘Warming’ let alone a ‘Cooling’ party! But they soon got into the spirit of things. Managed to get rid of two shelves of assorted liquors and liqueurs plus the remnants of our wine collection. Bitter sweet memories, but life goes on.
Our many congratulations to both buyers and sellers
Hi Carlo. Every place has it’s own charm. I am sure we will find the charm on Via Fratta. Much to discover!
Yes, that carrying thing. We will be happy to see the backside of that!
Of course, on the flip side, we won’t miss thinking of Luther having to heft 40-pound bags of pellets up six flights of steps! Phew!
Yes, a toast and congratulations are in order but we, too, will miss your flat with the beautiful views of both Fiume Tevere and Piazza Matteotti—not to mention the mountain views in the distance and the birds eye view of all the goings-on in the plaza. But, onto new adventures, observations, and perspectives on life in Italy!
Thank you. I think.
I am SO happy for you!! A big hearty congratulation from your fans in the US!!