I have not posted for a while because I have been so busy! Much to report :) First off, we purchased a new home in San Francisco which I absolutely love! From offer to close was 8 days. The selling agent said it was the fastest deal he's ever done. We take possession of the house on April 2nd and I am meeting with decorators that week to decide who to work with on this project. I have my favorite picked and hope it works out. We will not be moving into the home until after I return from Italy but it will probably take that long for the Interior Designer to get it ready anyway so win-win for everyone!
If that is exciting enough news, I FINALLY obtained my student visa (YAY!) That was a pretty painful process mostly due to this not-so-nice guy at the Italian Consulate. I had to go there twice and he requested additional documents and said I needed to return a third time. Well darlings, this was not going to work for me so I asked him to return my passport and I would figure something else out because this whole process was ridiculous and I was not returning a third time. I guess this guy is the type that will continue to "push" until you "push back". After I had that conversation with him, I received my student visa in 1 week. He initially told me that it would take at least 1 month.
Good news today, I secured an apartment in Florence for my stay. This was such a difficult process to manage via email and hopefully I didn't get scammed! However, for now I am happy that things are moving along. The hubs is getting pretty sad that I will be gone for 3 1/2 months. I'm not happy that he's sad but I do feel kinda bad that he feels down. I have promised myself that I am not going to feel guilty though because this is something that I must do for myself. Otherwise, I would regret it for the rest of my life!
Need to go walk the doggles and figure out dinner plans. Hope all is well with you.
Much love, xoxo-pm