Good things in small packages


Good things in small packages

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

OMG it has been exactly a month since I left Italy. It all seems so far away now but I have a reminder of Italy every day when I get into my car. My previous car (my wonderful Audi A4) was totaled in an accident at the end of February, just a little more than a month prior to departing for Italy. As luck would have it my ex, the lovely D, was going out of town for 3 weeks and offered me the use of her car during her absence. So I saw no real sense in buying a car and putting it in the garage for 2 months. I did test drive some┬ácars, including the Fiat 500 and it’s faster brother, the Abarth version. Massimiliano, my friend who works for Fiat in Torino called it the little “missile”. Surprisingly enough I really liked the regular version better than the speedier one. So a lot of things transpired when I was in Italy. One very personal one was that I started corresponding with a woman that I had met here via the web and that gradually became more and more a real relationship even though we were 6200 miles apart. Then during the last two weeks of my sojourn in Italy I started looking in earnest for a Fiat 500. As luck would have it I found the last 2013 model, totally new, at a considerable discount from a new one. It was in San Francisco so I bought it and bought insurance for it before ever leaving Italy. The day that I returned, the lovely K picked me up at the airport sans suitcase which was misplaced by the airline. The next day I took BART into San Francisco and drove home in my spiffy little car. BTW the suitcase finally made it to my house 2 days later – undamaged and unpilfered. I also bought a mini iPad so now I can say that good things come in small packages as illustrated below. Click on the photo to get a better picture.

Good things in small packages

Good things in small packages

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