I want to say thank you for everyone in my last post who gave advice, you have no idea how much I appreciate it.
Now I'm back to ask you ladies some more questions. In fact, Sean actually said to me, "Ask your blogger friends these questions." Ha! I think I've finally won him over to the world of blogging.
Ok, so a quick update. Sean and I went to housing today. However, we won't see our first house until Monday. Then we have 24 hours to decide if we want that house or if we want to see something else.
The house aka apartment they are showing us on Monday is government-leased housing. In case I didn't mention this before, goverment- leased housing here in Italy is not on- post, it seems to be scattered throughtout the town.
Now, my dilemma lies in the fact that we have a pet, so our choices went way down, at least with government housing. However, they did offer us a three bedroom, one bathroom apartment, which is what we will be looking at on Monday. I'm not going to lie, three bedrooms is tempting. Especially when I consider all the crap that Sean and I have. Non-furniture items mainly.
My First question:
1. If we live in government-leased housing do we not get our cost of living allowance?
2. If we are paying bills with a private rental, how much can we expect to pay for utilities?
Those are two of our main deciding factors with housing. We don't want to lose our cost of living allowance, but we didn't want to pay out the wazoo for utilities either.
Personally, I think I'd rather do a private rental, the only thing holding me back is this three bedroom offer.
Ok...and for those who asked which pictures won in the contest, here's the link to the original post.
#2 won first and #8 won second.
In other news, this weekend is a four day and so Sean and I are thinking about walking out in the town, that is if it's nice weather. Hopefully then I'll get those much awaited pictures.
Oh and to answer your question Becca, people in Italy drive on the same side of the road that we do, just very, very quickly.
If you ladies have any questions you want to ask about Italy, then feel free. Obviously I truly am the "New Girl on Post", but I'll try to answer questions of what I've observed so far.
Sean is back in our room making steak and potatoes and I still need to stop by the USO to finally visit Lauren, so I'm out of here.