The Two Fools are back on the road. The boats are out of the water, the housesitter has moved in, and we are headed to Italy. We will be living here for the next 6 months(!) – with a quick trip home in April for doctor’s appointments. This is the plan Frank and I hatched upon his retirement and dreamed of wishfully during my breast cancer treatment, hoping we could still carry it out. So we are pinching ourselves with excitement and a little relief that we pulled it off.
I also will be starting back to work. I have been on medical leave, mainly just answering emails and keeping things moving, but with no real schedule. So I will be ramping back up, but with reduced hours – primarily Tuesdays/Thursdays. I have my laptop, 2 phones, an ipad, and a folder of all my favorite HIPAA rules. I’m ready! (Frank will use these days to entertain himself – I think he is looking forward to them the most!)
We will be living in apartments for a week to month at a time so we can live, shop, cook, and work just like locals. Our first stop is Florence. We are a little nervous because we are renting through the owner via TripAdvisor – so who knows what we will really get. All we know is that his name is Lorenzo, we have to show up with a month’s rent all in cash, and when I looked last week, the listing had been taken off the Internet (yikes). But I emailed and Lorenzo assured me all is well. So stay tuned – our first big adventure may be tonight!