Rome FAQ

Are you home yet?
Yes.

Did you have a good time?
Yes.

Would you ever go back?
Yes.

Are you glad to be home?
Yes.

Did you take lots of pictures?
Yes.

Did you see the Pope?
Yes.

Were you in the subway accident?
No.

I guess that sums it up.

Just kidding! I’ll have lots of stories and photos to share with you. I’m sorry to keep you waiting, but I’m working my tail off. I worked 11 hours yesterday. Fortunately, our flight on Thursday and the time change were in my favor, so I was up at 4 a.m. and worked until 5:30 p.m. Although I wanted to go to sleep at 6 p.m., I stayed up until 9 p.m. (3 a.m. Rome time) and was asleep as soon as I laid down. I’m working today (Saturday) and tomorrow is the big celebration for the canonization at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. So, I’m working crowd control and taking pictures there tomorrow. Monday will be my last day at work. I’m taking Tuesday off and Wednesday is my surgery. I may get some time this evening to post some Rome news for you and a few pictures. You won’t hear from me tomorrow (Sunday). You may hear from me Monday and Tuesday.

I did try to post on Wednesday, but the planets must have been out of alignment or something. The first time I wrote the post, I was about to hit “publish” when the internet cafe owner walked over and unplugged all of the computers without warning. This is Rome for you. No rules, no courtesy. He had a man there to do an upgrade on a router, so they decided it was time to pull the plug. So, I waited 1/2 hour for them to do their work, then re-posted. This time, when I published, the blog site went down and I lost my post. ARRGH! I finally left the cafe. Again, typical Rome, the guy made me pay for all of the time I sat there staring at the wall while he upgraded his system. I don’t know the work for that in Italian. In English, we say “bastard!”

Anyway, it was fun. All of it, even the rude people. I’m so glad I got to go!

Author: rosie

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