It seems like a lifetime. Especially in view of my experiences. I reported being in two earthquakes yesterday. I was sitting at the computer at that time also. I did not consider it of any consequence. After all, I had been involved in two already that day. Last night while watching television, it was reported that Novara had suffered two more quakes around eight in the evening.
I never felt them. It was like being in Key West following a hurricane. Speaking of hurricanes, I was thinking yesterday whether an earthquake or hurricane was worse. One is short and the other prolonged. They ended up equal in my mind. Better that both not occur, however. So I have been told. A shelf or whatever and it is moving. The scientists have predicted at least 70 more earthquakes over time as a result. Lisa got Skype yesterday. The grandkids had already left for school.
It was exciting to see them both. Top floors great apartments. By the way, people live in apartments here. I do not understand. I do not know what the term means. Everything and anything sold. Americans are revered here. It was not unusual for them to engage me in conversation.
They started the conversation with….. Some of the locals were not pleased. They were placed against a brick wall and shot by the Nazis. A tree was also planted. I asked were they not destroyed during World War II? No, I was told. The Nazis walked out and the Americans walked in. The people of Novara were very lucky. Other communities in the area, such as Milan, sustained significant damage. My walk took me past many fine stores.
Bright, shiny and smart for summer wearing. There are not I counted them again yesterday. At a time when I was not suffering from jet lag and a bad stomach. Still a lot of steps for this old man! The fefects of jet lag are still with me. I went to bed at nine last night. Did not sleep one minute. Finally got up at 5: The trains were out of commission because of the earthquake. I cannot let this experience pass. A bit of lemon and they ate away!
I had a few pieces. Did not particularly like it. I again was not crazy about it. I asked what is this? It was horse meat! Horse meat is legal in Italy. There are specialty butcher shops that sell horse meat. And lest I forget, donkey also. No more of for me! The big deal today is for me to go to the bank.
I have no euros. The exchange process should be interesting. Is cash or a credit card required? Can both be used? She lives in Key West. She is known as the Island Shoe Girl. She only wears expensive shoes with high high heels. Looks good in them! Stephanie now plays bocce. She wears heels while playing.
Not wise from my perspective. But that is Stephanie! She writes a blog as I do. A recent one was interesting and funny. That is all for today folks! Then back to Italy for a while. I am enjoying everything so much I might stay.