Today I awoke real nearly with a mission - clean the house, mop the floors, do some wash, clean the refrigerator - just like home but 6,000 miles from Grass Valley. Afterward I showered and dressed and went in search of wifi in the next town. Although I was unsuccessful (it's hard to drive, read the signs, translate from Italian into English) and not crash into something. However, I did find a great grocery store and stocked up on some things. I should be able to hang around the house for a few days, study and do some art.
As I sit here thinking about how I just tried to upload a photo to no avail, I can see a pretty good sized lizard climbing up the wall of the little church across the street. Later I am going to try to sketch the scene outside my window. Lots going on out there.
I arrived May 2 to rain, wicked cold and a house that is only heated by a fireplace. Just little more than a week later it is now getting hot and I am thankful that the house remains cool all throughout the day. Last night I slept with the windows open and it was wonderful.
I am still trying to make the house my own, but I seem to be challenged by access to things. I really need to venture out to a flea market or something - if I could only get internet to google things I would be so much better off. I managed to find a fabric store and have begun recovering some pillows, and will make some chair covers. I am sewing by hand, so it takes some time.
Tomorrow I will go to church, not because I am religious but because I want to respect the culture of this village. It's not like I've never been to church. I was, after all, raised Catholic.
I am not going to try to upload a picture, having just tried and failed. I WILL try to find wifi and see if I can get some pictures up here. Interestingly, I did manage to get a couple up on facebook. Go figure. Bye for now - off to do some sketching.