Today I woke up to the sound of thunder and rain. I was the only one up and got ready without three other people buzzing around the room- it was lit only by natural light and it was silent. Such a nice change.

At breakfast, I felt like a local reading Il Giornale di Vicenza over cappuccino. When I arrived to studio, it was filled with the sound of Kimmel playing the guitar for Sena.

The Basilica’s green copper roof shows up everywhere in this town- this is the view from studio.

Our midterm review is this Sunday. We have a lot of work to do still but it’s coming along. Today and tomorrow will be spent in studio finishing it up. Monday is my birthday and Tuesday we’re going to Rome- this will be a good week.