Tile and the Season Change
When I arrived home on Tuesday night the first thing I immediately noticed was that the temperature had dropped in Rome. When I’d left the previous week it was sunny and springlike and now it’s time to break out the scarves. That got me thinking the same thought that comes around every year “Oh no, we still have a few weeks before they turn on the heat.” You see, my building (or condominio) has heating for the building, which means that there is no thermostat that I just turn on at a whim, but I need to wait until the entire building gets the heat turned on. This normally happens in early November I think, so for now it’s time to dive under the covers. So what does this have to do with the photo? Well, one thing I noticed in most homes here in Italy is the abundance of tiling. While at home I think of just the kitchen and bathroom being tiled, here everything is – bathroom, corridor (pictured)….everything. This makes for one cold house! It also makes for a house that constantly needs to be swept (those who know me will know that isn’t my forte’) as the dust seems to accumulate at rapid pace. This is why I also need to have slippers available at all times to go around the house, otherwise my feet freeze in the winter. Random observation….but then again, would it be this blog without something random every now and then?