Well I have lived in our place for 2 months. Time for a house update.
We are still waiting for our residency cards, they are, as they say, “in process.”
In the meantime, I am getting used to country life. Our renovation is slowing down in the dog days of summer, and the truth is, I a need a break from the constant banging, drilling and sawing, not to mention the bulldozer which Italian men love to work with. These guys love a bulldozer; they use it for digging, lifting and moving earth. But mostly they like the macho-ness of it all.
I am starting to see the fruits of the garden grow; we enjoyed eggplant and basil on our pizza the other night. It’s so satisfying to be eating out of the garden.
The main house is comfortable, and the kitchen works like a dream. I have been cooking like crazy. So the country life, the house and the studio are all working like a charm.
We feel like we have breathed life into this ancient fortress; the thick walls are welcoming and protective. When there are not a million construction workers on site, like on the weekends, it’s really quiet and still.
In Italy they say the house finds you, and I truly believe it. I feel quite at home. A sense of calm has washed over me.
We still have a ways to go, but just having this space in the countryside makes me enormously happy. Oh and Vivi likes it too.
I hope you will join us for a retreat someday, so we can show you around the Fortress in person.
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