27 December 2007

The Big Escape from Shitaly

So during this time of great silence from me you would NOT believe what has happened. In short order:
  • trucker strikes delay the movers
  • movers all act in unison to give us HIGH quotes to move our stuff back to the US
  • getting the EU Passport for my pet was a real PITA with lots more money to pay
  • huge collection of books got donated to library (this is the only feel good part)
  • finally get some movers and after the pack up they quote us DOUBLE the estimate
  • Telecom Italy decides that we need to be shut off early to close our account (no internet, no more email account and no phone)
  • our local town decides to shut down the electricity for 4 hours while the movers are packing
  • our stuff gets carted outside and rained on
  • baby starts the terrible two tantrums with lots of 'NNOOOOOOOO's thrown in for good measure
  • we don't sleep more than 4 hours a day
So in short this move has been a nightmare. As mad as I am for all of the typical BS in the Italian Beaurocracy of getting out of here in the end I miss it. Since we left Italy we haven't had a good meal or a good night's sleep. I miss home.

6 comments:

Gloria said...

I know how you feel. You're really stressed out. The sooner you move into your new home it will get better. I promise. I'm not saying it will be perfect (ie authentic Napolitano food) but it will be a better quality of life and you get the option of having your groceries delivered to your door!!! Welcome home!

Gil said...

Why did you leave?

Alex said...

Thanks for your kind words Glo -I can always count on you for a sunny view!
Gil - I left because my permesso expired and it was time. When family calls we must answer.

Gloria said...

Did I mention you get to watch real cable now? Yay!!

Alessandro Pasquali said...

Shitaly è un nuovo marchio di abbigliamento che fa della qualità il suo vero punto di forza. Noi di Shitaly crediamo che i nostri clienti debbano avere il meglio pagando un prezzo onesto. La nostra continua ricerca dei materiali porterà a breve ad una collezione minima ma qualitativamente superiore che intende concorrere con brand notoriamente superiori. Shitaly è la nuova tendenza, per tutti quelli che vogliono essere trendy ma non rinunciano alla qualità! Shitaly, high quality clothes!

Shitaly said...

Shitaly è un nuovo marchio di abbigliamento che fa della qualità il suo vero punto di forza. Noi di Shitaly crediamo che i nostri clienti debbano avere il meglio pagando un prezzo onesto. La nostra continua ricerca dei materiali porterà a breve ad una collezione minima ma qualitativamente superiore che intende concorrere con brand notoriamente superiori. Shitaly è la nuova tendenza, per tutti quelli che vogliono essere trendy ma non rinunciano alla qualità! Shitaly, high quality clothes!