Monday, September 07, 2009

My wife is leaving me.

Well, for a month anyway. Her family is having a huge family reunion back in the Philippines in October so she is headed back for a little over a month to spend time with her friends and family. She is taking Luca with her as her family hasn't seen him yet but the X Man will be staying here with me since he will be in school and 5 weeks is too much time to miss.

They'll be leaving out of Milan (much cheaper than Venice) September 26th and returning October 31st and the wife is very excited to see family members she hasn't seen in many years. As for me, I doubt I'll be doing much while they're gone as the X Man will still be here but I'm hoping to do a trip or two if possible. The hardest thing will of course be working around the kid's school hours. My work schedule will make it difficult if not damned near impossible to bring him to school in the morning and pick him up afterward but fortunately Giampietro and Agnese will be around to help. Not only that but our neighbor Giorgia is a teacher at his school and will be helping out as well. It'll be difficult but it should work out somehow. I'm also considering hiring a part time maid to help out with the housework. Unless there's someone out there who wants to come stay with us for a month...anyone?

8 comments:

kitty said...

Remember me? Kitty from the blog Kitty Litter (which I've closed to the public now). I think about you occasionally and wonder what you're doing in Europe.

I remember when you visited Amsterdam. "Do You Know What They Put on French Fries in Holland Instead of Ketchup?"

I see you've left Germany and are back in your beloved Italy.

I'd love to know what you think of the political scene here in the US.

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Rik said...

Ciao Kitty, of course I remember you!

What do I think of the political scene in the US? Two words: thoroughly disgusted.

kitty said...

I don't know how closely, if at all, you follow US politics. But I can honestly say that "thoroughly disgusted" sums it up for millions of us.

One of the bigger stories this year concerns the ever-growing anger from the right AND the left over governmental deficit-spending. We're in a recession right now with a depression looming right around the corner.

I still listen to Rush, and we now watch Glenn Beck on Fox News Channel. He's doing a fantastic job of exposing people surrounding the president, people which have gone totally unnoticed by the State Run Media.

I love reading about your travels and life in Europe. And I love the pictures!

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Anonymous said...

get a motel room you two. jeesh.
gino

Rik said...

Don't mind Gino Kitty, he's an Obamabot, lol...

kitty said...

LOL What was THAT all about?

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Rik said...

Kitty, how do I get access to your blog?

kitty said...

Rik, I shut it down to the public. It's still there, but I'm not longer blogging, so I decided to "close its doors."

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