Tuesday, June 03, 2008
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.