July 23, 2011

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For this post I have no title.
Or should I call it "my strangest summer holidays ever" or "lost in renovation"?

Since ten days - this is how long I am now in the South of Italy - I am telling myself, this is only a short phase, we are going to move in soon, tomorrow, maybe, and tomorrow I am telling myself the same thing, we are moving in tomorrow, domani, magnana...

But what do we do in the evening without light in the living room? Or at night in the bathroom? Okay, lets buy lamps. Of course, CC does not want to spend his holidays buying lamps, so we buy all in once... not sure how many dozens we bought in one afternoon – mainly wall lamps (applique).  Is it only our team of electricians or do Italians in general have a passion for wall lamps?

wall lamps for the whole house

Luckily we found a shop similar to IKEA that has quiet a good choice (Semeraro at Lamezia's Due Mare shopping center). Of course we did not only buy lamps. Also adapters, plugs and jacks to harmonize Asian and European lamps and appliances with the two Italian systems of electric plugs we both have spread irregularly all over the house. - And hooks, we also bought lots of hooks and mirrors for six bathrooms...

red bathroom: mirror installed (inherited from mother-in-law),
matching lamp hopefully found
(in this room the camera failures always!)


After the shopping tours, we are now in the phase of installing all the loot. While Angelo is drilling I am sucking the dust with the vacuum cleaner, like an assistant of a dentist. Whenever I have finished dust cleaning a room, new workers appear with something, like installing air conditions or a built-in wardrobe, delivering a wet sofa (it was raining the other day),  a mattress (not wet) and marble sills. Still some wood and ceramic cutting for the flooring downstairs is outstanding -  of course, they promise – they will work outside with closed doors.

seminterrato: kitchen installed, flooring almost completed


Before I get crazy, I escaped with our son to the beach at Pizzo Marina this afternoon.
It was my first time this summer, and it felt so good!


Short excursus: There was this Italian guy at the beach who seemed keen to practice his German with me that he learned 20 years ago in the Ruhrpott.... When he asked me where my husband was, I said that he is working. Where, he asked. At home, I said. At home? He thought not to understand well. But I insisted: at casa, he is installing lamps, I added. - Oh, said the guy, so he is an electrician? I am a bricklayer! And he started to ask more and more questions.... - It was not easy to get rid of him without being impolite. Not sure what kind of reputation German ladies have with some senior Italians. 

Beside my encounter with a slightly annoying admirer, I had a nice and relaxing afternoon at the beach. And I am looking forward to see the progress in the house that happened without me.

BTW, CC said we are moving in tomorrow!!!

black kitten after rain

amazing green sea after rain and wind yesterday

5 comments:

  1. Yay, from tomorrow on you have a new family home. As opposed to just a house. :-) I'll congratulate you then on your first post from your new home.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 23, 2011

    ciao bella,

    the red bathroom for me & you! I can't believe it's ready! when we'll be tired to be lazy on the blue terrace, we move in the bathroom, or let me say our hammam.
    That will be our paradise. On the other hand,all family men are in the kitchen, they don't need us!
    Cheer up, I'm coming soon.
    Joking as usual, don't worry, take it easy, it's transition time and next year will be better. Don't forget you can always count on Angelo.
    Un abbraccio
    Fiorella

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  3. ha ha ! I like your comments.

    We are still here in Hotel Mamma!
    LOL !!!

    Today just another day of rennovation and decoration.

    But now we also have filled up the fridge!

    And tomorrow morning, Monday, is the day! But not sure about internet access to report about the emotions!

    TO Fiorella:
    BTW, when we get tired sunbathing in the red bathroom, we can do a clinical operation in the entrance room, since we have there the brightest light ever, we would need sunglasses too ;-)

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    1. uups, i missed that... will think about it!

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