Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Sorry that I've been delayed with updates but we still don't have Internet at home - Italian bureaucracy is a wonder to behold! Example: We arrive with 7 bags, 1 kennel, 2 computers and a displeased dog - the baggage carts at the airport cost 1 Euro; Laurent has 1 Euro but we need another cart. The change machine is broken - and has been for three years I am told - and the Exchange counters are not authorized to give change for Euro bills only to exchange foreign currency! Welcome to Rome!

As to the displeased dog - Reese is still not a very happy puppy. Four homes in 1 week, boxes all over, strange people plus the journey in an elevator down three floors to pee do not make for happiness warm puppy or not. But like the rest of us I'm sure he'll adjust.

Aside from a few problems we have had a good week - the opera Friday night, dinner with our old friend Robert and a great group of people on Saturday, a Sunday afternoon spent at Villa Ada, Sunday dinner with our friend Betty Jean and Stephen and an extremely helpful group of people at the Embassy. And its Rome.

Will try and get a more detailed update going later in the week - have lots to show and tell. Take care all.


evilganome said...

I'm glad to hear you're safe and sound. I will look forward to hearing about the trip and life in Rome.

more cowbell said...

Yay! You made it! Can't wait to hear about life in Rome. hugs to Reese.

Carl Coutu said...

Fantastico!! Hmmm operas and going out to dinner...what a rough life ya got there Will :P Anyway, enjoy the climate while we freeze our asses off in the bitter cold!!


BigAssBelle said...

wonderful! you're there! poor little puppy. i was all working up to a big "poor guys" kind of deal until i read that next to the last paragraph. oh boo hoo. well, buck up. the worst is over and it is, after all, rome. lucky, lucky you.

seriously, glad to hear all is well.

Blake said...

Sounds like you are having a "rough time". Poor Mr Reeser. Give him a hug from me (Uncle Pervy). It's Rome!

Sailor said...

Glad to hear from you, Captain. Hope everything will be better and better.