Thursday, January 1, 2009

Packing to leave

Well everyone, the time has come. I'm sure most of you know this, but our nearly 2 years of life in Italy are coming to an end. We fly back to the United States on January 7th, 2009. It has been a great run - more on that later! For now, here are a few pictures of the movers taking away all our things. Right now we're living only on the items that we'll be carrying with us in our suitcases on the airplane. It's been interesting :)

The moving van parked in front of the house.

Poor guy! For some reason they didn't have any box cutters with them, so this guy had to pack all our boxes cutting the tape with his teeth!

We all got a chuckle out of the Italian phonetic spelling of "computer". Cute....

A shot of the weighing operation down in the basement. This has been a job. Everything must be weighed to make sure we're within our allowance.

The men at work in the living room.

Philomena is thinking of trying out for the weightlifting title next year.


DelGrosso said...

Anthony, thank you so very much for sharing your nearly two years stay in Italy with us. We have enjoyed all you have shared and thank you for this great gift. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Roberta said...

Antonio, Alessandro, Andrea, Filomena, Agostino, Kathy and Jim. I will miss you a lot!! more than you can immagine. i regret i have been in contact with you, all, only at the end of your stay in Rome, but i definitely hope to see you soon again, somewhere in the world.
take care and thanks for this blog!! mi mancherete tanto!! Roberta