I'll let Sophie (or others) give more of the details of the day, but I successfully rode two different buses to get to the real estate agent's office to sign our apartment contract today. I am very proud of this -- especially since I knew enough about where I was to get off and walk the last 15 minutes after a car accident COMPLETELY stopped traffic.
The kids and I went exploring later and saw an amazing moonrise over the city from the Gianicolo, one of the seven hills of Rome, just behind our new house. And I made the kids decipher the symbols and signs on the monuments to Anita and Guiseppe Garibaldi to figure out who they were, so they've learned a little Italian history and we can count our walk as school! La vita e veramente bella.