Because moving to a new country isn’t complicated enough, we decided to spice it up a little. OK, not decided exactly; things are just working out that way. While Scott is home in Munich watching the contents of our apartment get packed up, I’m in Assisi experiencing my first stint as an artist in residence.
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of official paperwork and relocation planning. The British government is holding onto our passports for a bit while they decide whether we are worthy of visas. Having to spend up to two months without passports was a daunting prospect, but luckily we were (just barely) forewarned enough to nip the problem in the bud by asking the US consulate to issue us extra passports. Very handy indeed.
Munich is still our base for now; we’re not exactly sure when we’ll officially switch over to being residents of Scotland. Hopefully it will be before February, when I head off to Japan for a month, but we’re not counting on it.
In the meantime, I’m trying not to worry about all the uncertainty too much. It’s dinnertime in Italy, and all that pasta isn’t going to eat itself.