Well, I played with a skeleton today. Just one, since the skeletons from this particular cemetery have never been cleaned. Not a big deal, but it meant I did have to dry-brush all the elements. The toes of the right foot were all in one big clump - which was actually useful, since once the little phalanges are jumbled, it's nearly impossible to tell side. I can go to the storage area/laboratory every day between 8am and 4pm, which seems reasonable. This Italian guy is already making me repeat random slogans for his soccer team, Roma. Which is distinct from Lazio. Apparently a big rivalry. Everyone was aghast that I had never heard of the most famous footballer in all of Italy.

The hostel last night was miserable. I thought I had a cold, but in the morning I realized it was just an allergy to mold and mildew. Ew. I am not staying in that room again tonight. But the good news is tonight is my last night in the hostel. Tomorrow at 6:30pm, I get to move into my new place. And meet Mrs. Landlord. I hope I have enough time to run the heat. Apparently, in Rome you can only run the heat from 8-10am and from 5pm-9pm. Or maybe that's just my weird landlord. After March 15, no heat. I hope there are no cold spells.

That's about all from here for now. It seems things are looking up. The only thing I have left to do is figure out whom to call to get a ride to the casale to pick up my large suitcase. You know, the one with all my clothes, books, tools, etc. I thought I would be working at the casale on bones, but it seems one set of skeletons is there, and one is at the place I was working at today. Which is much closer to Rome proper.


Chris Cameron said…
well??? how'd the move in go?

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