Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Help! I'm surrounded by boxes.


The movers have delivered my things from the states. Ta da! Nothing is broken.

It's funny so many people told me there would be drama, shipping a crate from L.A. to Rome. There were plenty of opportunities for it. The crate had to go over land from L.A. to the Port in NYC, wait to be consolidated with other shipments going to Italy. Then across the Atlantic to the Port of Naples. It's the port of Naples that I was the most worried about but my things cleared customs no problem. Then from Naples by truck to Rome. My movers were amazing. Walked me through every step. Their Italian contact totally hooked me up by explaining clearly how the process in Naples works which saved me a bunch of euros.

I'm a little overwhelmed by all the unpacking I have to do. The photo was taken after I moved a bunch of boxes to my bedroom. Right after the movers left I could not walk around my living room. I still don't know how I ended up with six boxes of books after donating more than half of my collection to the L.A. Public Library.

I'm glad that I have my family photos. I can now make this apartment a home. There are a bunch of things I need like a pillow for the chair in the living room but I'm going to wait and see what my income will be. See, I am being positive. I assume there will be some income it's just a question of what amount

Finally, I will be able to take advantage of the great markets near my place and cook a meal up in this joint.

14 comments:

joanne at frutto della passione said...

Hurray! I know just how it feels to get your things after a long wait! Almost like Christmas morning! I'm glad everything made it in one piece!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

joanne - the movers picked up my things mid March. I am so happy to have my household goods again. It is like Christmas. ha.

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

Yay! It must feel so nice to have all your things. Once you have unpacked you might have to start pinching yourself in the morning to remind yourself that Rome is now your home :)

glamah16 said...

Yeah you got your stuff and get cooking and reading. Im a homebody and feel would feel so lost without my 'stuff". I expect some grest Italian food.

Anonymous said...

tracey k/Ohio: congratulations! you are now "officially there!" Home is not home until you have your "stuff." I'm glad nothing was broken. I like how you sound all mellowed out about your income! Now, go play w/your stuff & cook something! (LOL!)

katerinafiore said...

Fabulous, you have finally moved everything to your NEW home! Yeah! Very happy for you!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

That must be such a relief on every level!

I'm so glad you got your stuff.

Cherrye - My Bella Vita said...

Yea!!! They made it. Make a big "cocktail" and unpack woman!

LuLu said...

YAY!! I'm so happy to hear all of your things arrived safe and sound!! Even though there are a lot of boxes...I'm sure you will feel so good once all of your things are unpacked and your apartment has "YOUR" touch again!! :) Good luck!!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

confessions - I so look forward to the moment I unpack the last item. I was wiped out yesterday.

glamah16 - made pasta for lunch yesterday and was happy that I could actually cook again.

tracey k - yes I'm mellow now. We'll see what happens in a few months ha.

katerinafiore - grazie. :)

jen - yes it's a big relief.

cherrye - ha I did have a glass of wine. Does that count?

lulu - thank you.

erin said...

WOOHOO! Yay, boxes :) That's so great things made it there with ok timing...and that nothing is broken :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

erin - I'm shocked that nothing was broken. yeah.

Chris said...

Hey... how do you tackle that many boxes!! Let me know how it goes...

What neighborhood are you living in? I'm over in Trastevere...

I haven't been reading many blogs since arriving in Rome but I want to change that.

buona fortuna

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Chris - it took a while but I've made a big dent in the pile. I'm near Pz. Navona.