Monday, 14 September 2009

An ever growing list

The logistical nightmare of selling a house in Italy and buying in another country,with another legal system,and another language had me wide awake at two in the morning - terror gripping at my heart. In the darkness of the small hours I mentally ran through a list of things that need to be done urgently. Thankfully sleep returned around about item three thousand four hundred and eleven. Why is moving so stressful and so time consuming?
This morning the 'font' is off for the weekly session of back torture in Orvieto leaving the two boyz and myself to fend for ourselves. On the to do list for this morning are:
1) Plan the quickest route by road to the new house
2) Choose and book comfortable 'dog friendly' hotels to stay at on the way
3) Rent a house for two weeks while the legal work on the purchase is completed
4) Find an English speaking lawyer
5) Push the agents in London to start showing the Italian house to potential buyers asap.
The boyz are blisfully unaware that their environment is about to change - a situation that will, with care, be maintained until the day of the move. This morning they were off up the hill sniffing the scent of wild boar and generally progressing with a purposeful air about them. Every so often Wilf would interrupt his ferreting to turn around to make sure I hadn't got lost or check to see I wasn't doing anything dangerous.
The rain that I've been expecting still hasn't arrived and the view from the pomegranate orchard towards Todi and the hills beyond was simply joyful. Although I'm brimming over with excitement (and trepidation) at the thought of finding new regions to explore,one thing is certain, we shall never find another house with views to match these here in Italy.


Anonymous said...

Hi Angus, I'm just getting back into the swing of post August life in italy and am back to see what mischief the boyz are into. Instead, I see you and the "font' are the one's getting into mischief and planning to move away. There has to be a good reason...what, Umbria not hot enough for you? ;-)

Which reminds me, when I was in Calabria this blazing August, a family came to the beach with their Polish LS. I kept waiting to see if a second one would come bounding down to join him/her (how can you tell with all that hair!). Since I didn't see double, I figured the family wasn't yours.

Where on earth are you moving to?

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ooh, where are we going?

MAX said...

Hi Angus
I am beginning to realise that the real art to effective blogging is to write lots, but say nothing!
All our best wishes are with you as you rearrange your lives. At least (hopefully) you wont be moving your blogsite(?)
Anyway, thanks for sharing all your beautiful pictures and your faithful two. We love your writings!
Lots of licks from

Angus said...

luv affair - another Polish Lowland in Italy? Incredibile ! Yes, we are in the process of moving and I am off to see the house for the first time on Friday - further details to follow.

PT&E - Time will receal all

Max - I'll take that as a compliment. Gratification should not always be instant ! Glad you're recovering from the visitors.

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh a new home, how exciting. Will the views be as wonderful as the ones we see on your blog at the moment? Good luck with the move. Hope it goes smoothly.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

kks said...

funny thing...i was up at 1a thinking too...hate that when the brain doesn't shut down...
where are you moving?

MAX said...

Hey there Angus
In answer to your comment on my blog. Please take a look at:

It's very worrying

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Truly, the views you have now are spectacular. No, like you, I can't imagine any lovelier; however, just when I think I've seen the most beautiful along comes another that is even more breathtaking.

I didn't catch where you were moving to and why. Did you share in your blog and I missed it?

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Looks like some wonderful weather over there!

I’m doing my rounds and just wanted to pop by and thank you for commenting at my blog last month. I appreciate your input.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What would we do without our list?

MAX said...

ps. My hubby's visit to CT has revealed that they are busy pumping oil out of that Tanker (as I write this) and the prognosis seems a good one. I'll keep you posted, but can't believe how scanty the news is. Here our news is filled with politics and 'culture'. The environment is quite out of the spotlight!
Take care
Max's mom

Anonymous said...

Well, I'll just have to patiently wait (*^^%(&) for time to reveal all. :-)