Friday, May 31, 2013

Don't you love it when

the house goes all rosy...

and the patio goes all level-ly...

and the neighbor goes all homemade-goat-cheesy....

and the step-daughter goes all hoodie...?

Me, too.  Congratulations, Dr. Emily Cornwell.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

bloggus interruptus

it's hard to blog from here

and here

and here

back real soon!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

che brutta figura!

Yeah, so today is a holiday in Italy.  Actually, I think it's a holiday in most of the world except the US.  Labor Day -- actually, International Workers' Day.

This morning by 8am I had 3, count 'em three, guys working on my house.  All the neighbors with land up the hill passed by and congratulated the workers for working on Labor Day.  Che brutta figura I made today.

For the record, I didn't ask them to work today.  When I thanked them for their work, and apologized that they were working on Labor Day the response was, "Signora, with this crisis everyone works when they can." 

There you have it.  Happy Labor Day 2013, everyone.