After a cold winter, I was lucky to see my garden bloom one last time (no effort on my part).Typically when an assignment like this ends you repatriate. Repatriation is the process of returning to ones place of origin or citizenship. It turns out I'm not really going to do that. I am returning to Seattle for a couple of weeks but will start a new assignment in Italy later this month.
These movers are actually packing up stuff and sending it direct to Italy, but I have not told them where in Italy to send it yet, because I don't know. The shipment also includes two folding bikes. I'm still working on the details but I'm planning on living in town in Southern Italy called Martina Franca (in the heel).
Like Son Seals said "when you got to go, you got to go... ...hopefully we'll get together again real soon."
I am starting a new blog for Italy, bookmark it: Mediterranean Central