Davide is one of the first people we met in Ancona - and certainly the first to show us any semblance of hospitality or kindness. He was our real-estate agent and found the apartment where we currently live. He initially took us out to coffee near the passetto and after the contract was signed, took us out to lunch at our current favorite restaurant in Ancona - Da Nazarre'. Davide is married to Alessandra and they have a daughter, Giulia, and a dog, Peggy.
We hadn't seen them in several months and today after our morning gathering, we drove out to Camerano to see them in their new apartment. We hung out for an hour or so, got the tour of their new home and talked about getting together again soon. Davide works for an electronics store and is only home about twice a month (he works about 3 hours south of Ancona.)
He seemed down, nervous and distant. Only being in town a few hours a month, it is hard to continue a friendship - but I'll keep trying.