Sunday, June 27, 2010
. . . check.
I didn't particularly want a BMW, but we need a second car for me to drive to work.
People rotating in from the U.S. usually buy a "Naples car" from someone rotating out. Why? Because the natives here believe all rules of the road are optional, and that driving is a contact sport. We don't want to beat our new Escape to death, so the BMW is the sacrificial lamb.
It's a 1997 316i with a 5-speed manual gearbox and drives very nicely. It should get us by for three years, then it's up for sale again.
. . . is a very, very, very fine house.
(with aplogies to C, S, N & Y)
I'm not bragging here, because I had nothing to do with the design. Mrs. B and I are just tenants. However, compared to some of the others we were shown, it is truly a very fine house.
It should only be a few weeks until a platoon of Italian movers show up, and we have to figure out where to put everything. My university psychology prof would have called this an approach-avoidance conflict.
The front entrance, with the garage underneath.
Front gate, patio and entrance.
The pool . . . eventually.
Main floor (level 2 of 4)
View from the top floor.
The garage. Does your garage have a tile floor?