All our furniture (at least all that we kept) is off and on its way to Germany, the apartment has been cleaned and turned back over to Carmela and Giovanni, DH has reported to his new job (and spent much of his "free time" looking for a new place for us to live) ... DKitty and I will join him soon ... I have a few more days of work left before the two of us will be on our way.
Amazing how much stuff we packed up and shipped out .... gave away or sold quite a bit ... but there was still a lot. And I am sure that when we unpack all the boxes ... we will wonder just what prompted us to keep some of the things we did.
Am making the last of the farewells, picking up a few last items to mail/take to Germany ... have shed lots of tears ... I really enjoy living in Sicily and in many ways do not want to leave ...I've made friends here and have created a home here. Tearing up the roots has been surprisingly painful considering that DH and I both spent time in the military and did multiple moves.
Gave Carmela and Giovanni our keys, gave most of my plants to Carmela ... she loves plants and poking in the dirt ... time to head off for a new adventure.... ... now, if I can only convince the cat ...
|I'll miss our kitchen and being able to look out over the plains of Catania to the ocean |
and being able to go out to a wonderful huge terrace.
|Yes ... I really did need all of these keys to get into our apartment ...|
|Off and on our way ....|