Things have moved on since our last post. We’ve resigned from work (huge cheers all round) and found a place to stay in Órgiva. The flights are booked – including the cats (seat 27A and 27B, we’ll sit nearer the front) – and car hire to get our miserly belongings (clothes and stuff, not the cats, although they’re hitching a lift of course) from Málaga to the casita. Deep breath.
Our famed list of ‘to do’ tasks has shrunk and grown simultaneously. It includes such delights as: Clean extractor fan grill; Unblock bathroom waste pipes; Spend tons of money getting the radiators fixed. There are currently 28 things on it.
And don’t get us started on moving and storing items like the world’s heaviest upright piano (here it is being played).
It’s a both stressful and exciting time as we’ve yet to find a tenant for our property, but we’re on the case.
There’s also what we’ve dubbed the Knowledge List. Basically things we need to learn about or do – like understanding Spain’s legendary bureaucracy (impossible), collating documents, form filling and basic stuff like handling money (this is the type of information we’ve been trawling through, thanks thirdyearabroad.com).
So, dear readers – it’s onwards and upwards. All help and advice gratefully received.
Note the picture above – it’s the cute sticker to put on the cat kennels. It doesn’t have an image of a cat. Seems fish, sparrows and turtles get transported more often!