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.
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.
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.
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
Since announcing our apartment purchase in Lucca, Italy, we’ve received a ton of questions about the selection process. What kind of places have you seen? What were your criteria? How did you make a decision? How did you know “the one”? We all enjoy peeking behind the curtain for a glimpse of how others live, … More Home Search: Lucca, Italy. Dream Pads to Money Pits, Here’s What We’ve Seen.