Friday, February 27, 2009

Technical Difficulties

Ok....I'm back.

Sorry about that everyone! I didn't mean to be absent for the past week, but I was stuck at home and didn't get to post until today. When I checked my email this morning I actually had several emails from my parents asking if I was ok, because they hadn't heard from me in so long. I'm ok...just technologically deprived.

Now for the Updates:

Our car is in Europe! Sean got an email saying our car was in Germany and we needed to register it before they would send it down here, so we are taking care of that business today.

However, our household stuff/unaccompanied baggage is still MIA. Sean is convinced they lost it.

Last weekend, Sean and I ventured down to the butcher shop in our town. I was extremely nervous since I was going to be the one talking in a language I'm still learning, but it went surprisingly well! I managed to get us a kilo of bacon and two whole quail without confusing the crap out of the man behind the counter AND I did it completely in Italian. Now...I'm not saying it was complete sentences, but it was painless! You have no idea how excited I was.

This week I've been stuck at home because Sean hasn't had to work that much since the rest of the battalion and well most of everyone on post is elsewhere training. He's been going to PT, a few hours of work and then been dropped off. However, today we rented a car until we get our car and so we actually have transportation without relying on someone else. To say we are excited is an understatement.

Sean and I were mainly on post today to take our SETAF driver's test to get our license. We both passed, but we did have a little bet going on. I missed one question, but Sean missed two, so he owes me a 20 minute backrub. Victory is mine!

This weekend we are planning on going to Verona for a day. I'm excited about it! They have the third largest Roman colissum there (only behind Rome and one around Naples) and the "fake" Juliet house is there too. I'm not really that excited about that, mainly just excited about actually going to explore.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! I missed all of you!


Jon and Steph said...

Glad you here you're alive and well ;) I completely understand how you feel about getting your car. We were without for two months. I am so glad you guys are finally getting yours.

Have a blast in Verona and take lots of pictures. I can't to get to Italy someday.

Casey said...

Yeah for passing the driving test! My hubby failed his the first time. Ha!

And Verona sounds awesome! I can't wait to see pictures.

Don't worry about the baggage/household goods. They will come. Just remember, the Euro contractors who handle it are on their own time schedule :)

Lindsey said...

Glad you're back! Thanks for the updates!

tootie said...

That's awesome that you're getting your car soon!

And good for you for being able to speak a little Italian. I think it's such a beautiful language!

Lindsay said...

Don't forget to rub Juliet's boob for goodluck! No seriously, I'm not kidding. I have more than one picture where I'm feeling her up. Don't worry, I think she liked it.

We missed you!

Kebi Cedawna said...

Woohoo, finally you have your car! That's a bummer about the baggage, sorry, but I'd be livid if someone lost all my stuff.
Let's be optimistic though and go with the wiser and more experienced mil wives that say it's just late, it probably is.

I'm impressed with the Italian, that's great! Hope you two have a blast this weekend :)

The Pink Chick said...

I hope you have a fun weekend outing!!!!

Kristen said...

Have fun in Verona, and congrats on conversing in Italina! The only Italian words I know are 1,2,3, and cockroach, because that one is just a fun word to say.

Ashley said...

I'm so glad y'all have a car now! Enjoy your weekend, & take lots of pictures for us!

indiana.girl said...

I was beginning to wonder how you were and now I'm curious what you made with two quail? I hope they have not lost all your stuff, that would be so horrible!

SassyEngineer said...

I'm glad to hear about the car, and I really hope you get the rest of your stuff soon. I'll keep it in my prayers!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Won't it be awesome to have your car again!! I would really struggle with that part of an overseas move.

Have fun in Verona! I look forward to the pictures... and I KNOW there will be pictures! :)

Enjoy your backrub! I would totally fall asleep :)


Tania said...

Yay for your car getting there! I'm sure your other stuff will turn up eventually as well. Enjoy your weekend!

Erin said...

Yay for being close to having your car! I hope the rest of your goods show up soon!!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

Glad to hear your car finally arrived, hopefully your missing luggage will to. Congrats on passing your driving test..and on shopping in Italian! Have fun on your adventure.

Mrs. Cup said...

Glad your car finally made it!! :)