The past couple of weeks have been all about moving. What a smart idea for me to move out of one place into another while storing my stuff in another, and making sure that everything stayed in one location that's going with me with Italy. Okay, so maybe it wasn't such a smart idea, but I (rather WE) accomplished it. I'm finally "settled" in at my temporary location in Springfield with my backpack full of shiny new things for my trip, randomly thrown in, just waiting ever so patiently for August 17th. Thank goodness for mine and Kyle's families who were all willing to give up their time and energy (and trucks, and trunks, and backseats, and flat bed trailers)to put up with me and all of my stuff. You all are the BEST! Next time I have to move, I think I'll just have a yard sale.
So now that I'm here, and my computer is set up, and we have Internet connected; I have to get back to work. I've been making lists every five minutes of things I need to remember to do and people I need to remember to see before I leave. I don't think I have a single free weekend until I leave. AND if I do get to have a free weekend, I really need to spend it right here in front of my computer practicing my Italian. I also need to buy my train ticket from Rome to Verona, and I need to look into cell phone SIM cards, and I need to buy my insurance...there I go again, making more lists.