We Are Sicily-Bound!

First posted March 4, 2013.

This is the last post that I will be migrating from the old blog.  We have had more updates since we posted this so I will add the new info to the end of the post.


Great news!  Nick and I drove an hour to the nearest city to go to our favourite travel agent.  I know there are travel agents in our little town but we have been dealing with Flight Centre for a decade now and they have never been anything but helpful.

So we bought our tickets, booked the car, got the travel insurance and we are in negotiations for a housesitter!  120 days until we leave for Bella Sicilia!  I definitely need to ramp up my Italian studying.

We may be driving around Sicilia in a Fiat 500, but I will definitely be trying to keep the wheels on the road!

Other great news!  We have more pictures from Scott.  The kitchen counter is in, cupboards are up and the sink and the gas stovetop will be installed soon.

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The wood stove has had a facelift and the counters are the beautiful espresso colour we asked Scott for.  There was some leakage from the kitchen but Scott repaired the damage and you can’t even see it now.

Scott sent us this message:

On a side note. The hob and sink have not arrived but I am told they will be here imminently so they will be fitted etc asap. The house is also drying out nicely. I would like to get the outside of the house rendered and finished before we re-paint so that it is water tight and no more damp can come in through the front wall on the 2nd floor (currently ruining the paintwork we have already done. (aggggghhhh) nothing for you to worry about though it will all be done in plenty of time for your next visit.
This is us flying to Sicily!  Nick is the one behind the pilot with the curly hair, then me all excited, and then my friend, Gail, who is coming to visit for a week or so.
Since this post was written, we have had more news.
Good morning Both,

As i sit atop a mountain i’m shocked to find myself hiding from rain… in may…. in Sicily….. unbelievable!!
anyway it gives me some time to catch up on some paper work in the van.
Photo on 21-05-2013 at 07.51
So your place. 
Inside is finished dry and and re-painted after the flood. all the Terraces are tiled and rendered there is just the garage door to change (it is being made as we speak) and the front to render.
The weather in Sicily has since changed…
June 12 – Sunny and 26 C
June 13 – Sunny and 27 C
June 14 – Sunny and 28 C
July 3rd can’t come soon enough.

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