This is my Zio Corrado. I took this photo of him in a restaurant garden where Lucia works (she does international reservations for some of their other businesses).
By this time tomorrow, his Christmas present (me) arrives to his hospital bedside. He is coming home the following day to his house in Marina di Pisa.
It will be so good to see him again. I expect I will be soundly beat at Scopa, an Italian card game we play. It is hard for me to remember a Jack is better than a Queen in that game. So different from other games I know.
So tomorrow I will be there with my Zio Diablo Qua Qua Corrado (Zio Devil Duck Corrado -- that's another long story). He calls me Diavolina (girl devil). Or laughs and calls me Frito Bandito (another long story).