Sprint to the Finish. Weeks 7 & 8 of Our Crazy Tuscan Renovation are Full Tilt.

Have you ever had one of those mornings when you are three to four interactions into your day’s business and suddenly think, “Oh my god, did I forget to brush my teeth?” That pretty much describes every morning of the last two weeks. We are running so fast to finish that the demands of personal … More Sprint to the Finish. Weeks 7 & 8 of Our Crazy Tuscan Renovation are Full Tilt.

Doubt Creeps In. Weeks 5 & 6 of Our Crazy Tuscan Renovation Project Tests Us to the Core.

You know those decisions you make – the stubborn-headed ones – which leave little doubt to making your life more complicated? Weeks 5 & 6 of our Crazy Tuscan Renovation Project finds us crunched between two such decisions. Like pilgrimage, every year, we visit a tiny northern Italian village, (located over 300 km from the … More Doubt Creeps In. Weeks 5 & 6 of Our Crazy Tuscan Renovation Project Tests Us to the Core.

Should I Wear a Bathing Suit? Here’s What to Know Before Stepping Foot in an Italian Spa.

Trentino, Italy – Summer 2019 A spa visit, even in your home country where you understand language and customs, can be an intimidating experience for first-timers. When traveling in a different country, the stress of knowing what to do, and, more importantly, what NOT to do, can negate any sauna’s potential for relaxation. When you … More Should I Wear a Bathing Suit? Here’s What to Know Before Stepping Foot in an Italian Spa.

What’s it like to renovate in another country? This Italian phrase best describes our current phase.

What’s it like to renovate a small apartment in another country? This Italian phrase best describes the current phase of our Totally-Crazy Tuscan Renovation Project. 7 June, Lucca, Italy. Do you remember the last update, when hammering was my every day’s soundtrack? Well, today’s music is the drill. A tune so shrill, a neighbor, from … More What’s it like to renovate in another country? This Italian phrase best describes our current phase.

Crazy. Beautiful. And, Full Speed. Highlights of Our First Two Weeks of Tuscan Apartment Renovation

This morning, I write this update with the soundtrack of hammering pulsating from another room. We are two weeks into the renovation project and that noise, along with an oddly vast spectrum of destruction and construction sounds, is our current Tuscany-theme music. Our entire world is work-in-progress as we live in the space while tackling … More Crazy. Beautiful. And, Full Speed. Highlights of Our First Two Weeks of Tuscan Apartment Renovation