Ahh…it feels amazing to not have to do anything at all on Sunday! Normally at home I’d be running errands, cleaning, preparing for the week, doing laundry, etc. I slept in until about 9:30 (which sadly is “sleeping in” for me these days) and so far have been doing more stuff I wanted to do for me. I’ve typed up all the recipes in English that I’ve received so far (and included pictures of the steps) so that I won’t forget them. If it’s possible to come up with a place on my blog to post them, I surely will. It takes a lot of time to do this but I know it’ll be worth it in the long run.
Oh– I figured out the oven too thanks to a guy named David (who’s in my group) yesterday when we were going to Cortona. He said that it happened to someone else he knew, and he suggested I try putting on the timer, then setting the temp. and how I want the heat to flow (see pic below – you’ll see what I mean). I tried all 3 knobs, and voila! Now, I can cook! I’m so grateful to him for sharing this with me. I was sure it was me not understanding something…and am happy that’s now one less thing to worry about.
Next, is figuring out the washing machine. I will probably tackle this today.I finally got around to taking photos of the apartment also. The cleaning lady didn’t come yesterday (and I understand she’s supposed to every week) so maybe today? Either way it’s suitable for now.When you first walk in the door, you’ll see straight ahead the bathroom I use. To the right is the living room area, and a bit further down the hall on the right is the kitchen entrance.
The view sitting at the kitchen table (check out those hills!): Standing on the deck you can see an elementary school and there are paths to walk/ride bikes. Here’s the bathroom I use. Now you can the shower head (that’s detachable) ½ way on the wall. Notice: no shower curtain. It makes getting ready for the day…interesting!