Saturday, September 25, 2010
one step closer
Yesterday, we had to move out of our hotel/apartment on the base and move into this bungalow, which is located closer to our future home here in Italy. See, the Navy allows you up to 60 days to find and move into a home when you move here to the Naples area. That should be plenty of time. Unless, you find your home in August when the housing office (which is run by civilians, not the Navy) takes holiday in August and has no appointments available. Then, since they had no appointments in August, they get a little backed up in September, so it takes even longer to get things started. That is what happened to us, and we ended up exceeding the 60 day limit allowed and payed for by the Navy. Fortunately, we were able to apply for a 10 day extension and got it. Those 10 days ended yesterday, though, which means we had to enter into a "short-term lease," so we decided to stay at this nice place payed for by the housing office.
Sorry, I know that was painfully boring for some of you to read, but I also know that some of you might be curious as to why it is taking so long for us to move into our house. The good news is that we get to sign our final contract on Monday, and if all goes well, we will be moving into our house by next weekend or at least next Monday!
In the mean time, we get to feel one step closer to actually living in Italy. This place is run by a nice, big Italian family and it has many great features like a gym, restaurant, disco, coffee bar, and swimming pools. Best of all, though, is that it is in our new neighborhood, so we can check things out around here.
I would take my own pictures, but it seems we left our camera battery charger in Rome, so I am without a camera at the moment. These pictures are from the hotel's website.
If you don't hear from me in a day or two, you can come find me in this natural thermal pool sipping on something delicious.
Posted by Blaine Family at 7:49 AM