Saturdays are typically 'work days' around the Casey home - it is how we interpret the word Sabbath - thank you very much. This morning we got a late start, but quickly got into gear, organizing the kids' rooms and toys, washing windows, straightening our portion of the garage (we share it with 7 other neighbors) and doing other leftover 'settling-in' things like hooking Heather's photo printer up.
Around 11:00, I took the trash down and drove up the road in front of our house (Via del Conero) to the next little neighborhood, Pietralacroce. I knew the guy living in the apartment we are supposed to look at on Monday was supposed to be moving out today so I drove around on my scooter, praying and looking for moving vans. I saw one, but wasn't sure if that was the place. We are anxious to see this apartment (with a yard AND a terrace) and are praying that the Lord would give us wisdom. Heather has always said that living in Ancona would be SO MUCH EASIER if there were an IKEA and we had a yard - well the IKEA opened up last Fall - so it appears that God is working on her prayer list.
After stopping by to visit the Crossers, dropping Jacob off at Alessandro's house and getting some groceries, we are now home, getting the house ready for dinner guests: Alessandro, Michaela, Oscar & Marco. We are looking forward to catching up with Michaela and of course the kids enjoy having other kids to play with.
Tonight we will sleep well and if I had to guess, I'll be dreaming of moving vans...