Amazingly I have a weekend when I can return to blogging for a while. I have missed the fun we have, but most of all I have missed my internet friends. Some of you have kept in touch by email which is really wonderful of you.
I have been very busy. With the help of Toni, 2 of the 3 bedrooms are now totally empty ….. my minimalist look !! Ornaments, pictures and other knick-knacks are all packed away ready for the builders to come and smash walls down. I will live in two rooms while the rest of the apartment is renovated ….. I am going to dread the noise and dust, as like most houses in Spain they are built of concrete, bricks and tiles…… but 6 weeks of deafness will be worth it in the end.
The craziness of the Spanish documentation, (paranoia gone mad) I entered, returned and survived, though badly bruised intellectually. Mainly because of the laziness of the Town Hall, their records of new buildings have not been updated for over 20 years which means they are not collecting taxes and the coffers are empty. It also means that my apartment has an identity crisis which national government officials tut-tut over, I can’t do that, and it’s more than my job’s worth to allow this or that to be changed or stamped. But I did it !!
So my 3 bedroom apartment has all the bills now paid by me and come to my house #137. The electricity bill is registered to house #131, the water/household waste is registered to #143 and the catastro, land registry or property tax, has never ever been registered. And it took me 8 months to get the Town Hall to change my empadronamiento or personal registration address from #135 to #137. Total madness. But I did it !!
I still have to go to Ronda Police to update my Residencia, residence permit, which will be a piece of cake compared to what I have been through AND the Spanish National Health for a change of address ……. easy !! ……. hmmmmm !! All offices require photocopies of everything !! So I spent a whole afternoon replenishing my stocks of photocopies ready for these two offices to come. But I will do it !!
My love life has returned to non-existent as my German woman friend values her independence more than a man in her life and has gone totally silent for days.
banging head on the laptop. I must respect her wishes and must let her go. So I am free now to find a Spanish bimbo who will always smile, say “Si Senor” to everything I say and flamenco dance for me in the evenings. wishful thinking
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