It Pays to Moan!

After all the problems, and moaning both face to face and on Social Media, the Alcaldía de Copacabana have finally repaired the dangerous corner, and are in the process of patching the dozens of potholes down the rest of the road, they certainly are not getting a pat on the back, because they caused theContinue reading “It Pays to Moan!”

I Wish I had Good News

I\’ve been putting off posting, because there really hasn\’t been any \’good\’ news to report, the situation with the car seems to have gone from bad to worse, Javier and the Diesel \’expert\’ appear to have had us over a barrel, it appears there was nothing wrong with the old injectors a clean would notContinue reading “I Wish I had Good News”

Back to Normal

Father-in-law left this morning, and Marcela back at work, so I am spending my time getting the house back in shape, thanks to my Mother-in-law it is not that hard, she has kept the Guest quarters clean and tidy, so I am just working the washing machine on overtime, and cleaned the three bathrooms. IContinue reading “Back to Normal”

Ups and Downs

It turned out to be a peaceful week-end, thank goodness, and both In-laws left with Marcela first thing yesterday morning. After they had left, I saw a man climbing the tree the cat had been in, he was armed with a pole and net, it turned out the cat was still there, he managed toContinue reading “Ups and Downs”

Another busy day on the Bike!

What a day!  we were out for 8am because the Bike needed oil, and I wasn\’t risking a trip into God\’s country without a top up. That done, we made our way to the house, where John and one of his workers, were already waiting, we handed over the keys, had a quick chat, thenContinue reading “Another busy day on the Bike!”

I need a holiday!

Yesterday, we headed off to Copacabana for 8am, meeting up with the Sellers, at the Notary, within three hours we had signed the compra-venta, and the escritura, then headed back to Bello, and transferred 70% of the asking price, the rest to be paid once the Registro has approved the escritura. In the afternoon, weContinue reading “I need a holiday!”

Things are speeding up!

Yesterday, we had to take the car in to Marcela’s Uncles Garage, and whilst it was there, we went off with the Owner (Don Pedro), of the house in Copacabana, and checked that there was no mortgage, he paid all his bills up to date, and gave us copies, we then went to the NotariesContinue reading “Things are speeding up!”

Not good news!

Having heard nothing from Spain, I sent the prospective Buyers an email yesterday, and had a reply this morning, not good news, apparently the Bank has said that the Escrituras I had drawn up before I left, for the workshop and land are not accurate…funny that, because 18 months ago they were fine, it wasContinue reading “Not good news!”

Spanish Update

The situation in Spain seems to be never ending, I have had a lengthy update today, and now it looks as if it will be mid September before the sale goes through. There are two versions of the new Deeds/Escritura , one has been lodged with Registro, and the other has to go to theContinue reading “Spanish Update”

Give me Strength!

This morning I had an email from Spain, to say the dates given to me are all wrong, for completion of the Escritura we are now looking at 22nd before it can even go to the Registry, so we are probably looking at the end of August  into September now. To say I was feelingContinue reading “Give me Strength!”