What if we ever needed…3/4 of an Inch

Hell froze over today. Well, since it's so bloody hot and humid I sort of wish it actually did, but our stuff ARRIVED at 1pm today. It actually came with a phone call and three guys who could not have been nicer. I paid for their lunch afterwards. I'm not a person who has ever … Continue reading What if we ever needed…3/4 of an Inch

Sometimes

Moving to Valencia was made easier, I'm convinced, because we left Seattle two years earlier for Arizona. I had taken a new job knowing it wasn't the end of the line. So we were out of our comfort zones for quite awhile before we packed up and moved across the world. Arizona wasn't politically our … Continue reading Sometimes

No Really, Where’s my Stuff?!?

Oh yes. Back in the dark ages - well, the end of February, the movers came and took our stuff to Los Angeles. They had promised to put it all on a boat that would sail across the sea. How do I know this? Because I gave them a pile of money and signed a … Continue reading No Really, Where’s my Stuff?!?

Random Crap

Everyday I learn new things. Most of them are small but this one was sort of large so I thought I would pass this and some of the other stuff we've gleaned lately. Because when things are different, it helps to know about them in advance so as to avoid confusion and delay. I went … Continue reading Random Crap

The Color of Happy

Don't hate me, but I believe I now own the most beautiful grocery trolley every made. Yes, as you can see in the picture, my new yellow, 4 wheeled, grocery trolley is safely ensconced in the foyer of El Compartimiento.  And I couldn't be more proud. We woke up today, and headed out early. We … Continue reading The Color of Happy

Going Postal

It's easier to navigate the world with sleep. Last night I got 18 hours of it. I'm not sure how but I went to bed before it got dark and I stayed that way until 8 am. When I woke up, I had no idea where I was and no recollection of actually going to … Continue reading Going Postal

Its Official

Today, we got our Spanish National Identity cards. It's a big moment that took place in a humble building on the other side of the city, and they're resting in our wallets now. So we're good to go until we need to renew our visas in 11 months. Everything here is a process of doing … Continue reading Its Official

Working out the Kinks

Whenever you move - even if it was just in the US - you have kinks to work out. They're are always issues and hiccups. But moving to Spain, with time differences, foreign banking and the like, it's even more hiccupy. We're taking deep breaths. A lot of deep breaths. And it's not just about … Continue reading Working out the Kinks

Gift with Purchase

Happy One Week Anniversary to us! Alot of ground has been covered so far. Setting up house is exhausting business and it makes quite the dent in the wallet. We spend our free time shopping. I've always been a savvy shopper, but even I am weary of it.  After a week straight of foraging in … Continue reading Gift with Purchase