Which way next?

This morning we were out on the Bike just before 9am, firstly we went and paid the deposit on the Kitchen, moving on from that, we stopped at a metal fabricators, to choose exterior doors. We have decided to stick with metal for the access doors from a security point of view. The main doorstair door will also have a reja door, so effectively two doors, when we are downstairs, the main door can be left open and just keep the reja open, to allow air and light into the house.

The door from the exterior stairs is solid with a glass panel down the middle, we can\’t have a reja here, because of the stairs, it would be too dangerous, and besides the third door, leads off the first floor lounge onto the balcony, and the top half will be glass, giving plenty of light, with ornate bars to stop access, also we are having a lock that can only be opened with a key, then if anyone breaks the glass, they can\’t just reach in and open it.

Again these come in at a reasonable price, but the glass and fitting is not included, so something else we have to sort. We are going up to the house in the morning just to double check my measurements, before placing the order, and if placed tomorrow, they will be ready for Tuesday, which leaves us with another problem.

Marcela has been in touch with the Hyundai Garage, and the parts have still not arrived from Bogota, so it will be Tuesday at the earliest before the car is ready. The frustrating part is that the Garage admit, that all the parts can be sourced in Medellin, but because they are a Main Dealer, they have to order their parts from Bogota, had I known that, I would never have gone to them, and will certainly never use them again.

Therefore the doors will have to remain at the Fabricators, until I have both the car and trailer, and can collect them, which as long as we pay for them, we are told will be no problem.

Again we moved on, this time to Medellin, to collect my registration document for the Bike, we seemed to be kept hanging about for ages, but it turned out they were arranging a refund, having been overcharged for the compulsory insurance (SOAT),  only about a fiver, but better in our pocket…Note I said \’our\’!!

We then went to a Supermarket down the road from there to stock up on my orange marmalade, as I am on the last jar!

Again we moved on, this time to the other side of Medellin, firstly for lunch, those that know me, will never believe it, but we are now regulars at \’Dogger\’, which is a hot dog Restaurant, I would never touch the things with a barge pole, but now, I seem to have got a taste for them in my old age! we then went across the road, to price up accessories for the swimming pool, windows, and gas water heaters. That done we headed home.

I think Pépe has resigned himself to spending a lot of time alone wearing his muzzle, he certainly isn\’t causing any more problems, and fortunately Maria Elena, if not tied up with something else, drops in, as she is on her annual holidays, and spends some time with Pépe.

This evening we had to head out again, because it is nephew, Sebastian\’s sixth birthday, so we went to Kikoricos for a chicken supper, and then home.

Tomorrow morning it all starts again!

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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