We're been in the new house now about 2 weeks. It's been the hardest and worst move of my entire life. The push has been to get "company ready" by Nov. 14 for the dedication of the Embassy. I'm down to fewer than 20 boxes to unpack, with lots of little things still to put away. I had lots of help, especially by the household staff who I swear each gave me 5 years of my life back during this time. The design issues of the place have been extremely frustrating.
Will post soon some pictures -- especially of the many good things about the house. We have a dishwasher upstairs -- Italian -- such a luxury! And a garbage disposal!