A rainy day and a good book… I’d rather have the sun, but seeing as how it’s raining and COLD, I’ll settle in with “Brunelleschi’s Dome” and see what all the commotion is all about.
This is a book that both of us wished we had read before our visit to Florence and Rome. It is about Filippo Brunelleschi, his struggles with the politics, laborers, friends, and competitors, in his building the largest dome (up to modern times) onto the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence, Italy. This took place in the early 1400’s. If you get a chance, pick up a copy, it does make for good reading and a want to go back and see it again. Wow, it has turned cold. We have pulled out our heater but unfortunately, we keep blowing our circuit breaker at the electrical panel outside. We are supposed to have a 6 amp circuit, but it keeps blowing it every time the heater goes on. Finally about 5ish we pulled up stakes and went to find another heater that would take less amperage to use. The one we have is a 1000-2000 watt, that is fan forced, and the new one is 800 watt radiant. So far so good. It wasn’t a huge purchase ($18 Euro), so let’s hope it works.