lavare i miei vestiti

Yes, today I was washing my clothes.  It was a bit of a challenge to figure out the washing machine, but I managed in the end.  Plug it in, turn on the water, choose the right coordinates.  Where does the soap go?  In the end, I had to look up a manual online!  Then an interesting contraption on the terrace to unfold and assemble to hang out the clothes.  Boy, that took me back.  I remember hanging out the laundry when I was growing up in San Diego.  They certainly do have a nice clean smell, but not nearly as soft as the dryer gets them!

The weather continues to be good.  I did not make it to the Duomo.  I had a reminder of why I am here — to find a place to set up long-term Europe operations for the company.  I spent a good deal of time searching for places that would:  1) be affordable, 2) not involve stairs, 3) have heat and AC, 4) have internet access, 5) not too far from a grocery store and other necessities, and 6) enough room to have a freezer to store products and assemble for shipping.  It is not such an easy task.  For $250,000 I can get a 600 sq-ft place.  So small.  It would be good to have at least 2 bedrooms so people could come and visit and/or it could be used as a vacation rental when ATS is not using it.  Here is an example.  It looks quite nice.

I’m manning a virtual neuroscience booth today, so I’ve got to get back to work.