We arranged a second visit to the new house in order to find out about where fuse boxes and water controls, etc. were. The current owners were very accommodating, and while Andy (from the estate agents) did an inventory of the furniture that will be left for us we walked around with the owners and they told us all they could about everything.
There are two water storage tanks and the lady told us who to call when we need fill-ups. She’s so nice and is leaving us a list of who to contact for everything we might need.
It was very nice to find that I loved the place as much on the second viewing as I did on the first – I can’t wait to move in!
We’ve taken a couple more drives around the area – we figure if we’re going to host the odd small bike group once in awhile we better know the best places to ride.
Yesterday’s trip was quite long, but some of the countryside was so beautiful it made the hours worth it.
On the way back we missed a turn in one of the small villages and ended up going for a few miles on a rambla, but we made it ok and ended up where we expected near the sanctuary.
We signed the deed for the house almost a week ago. Waiting at the notary office for almost two hours was a bit nerve-wracking but in the end it was all ok. Our lawyer had sent the funds for the purchase ‘the slow way’ and the sellers didn’t want to wait 3 or 4 days for the $ to show in their bank so our lawyer went off to the bank and had them recall the funds and re-send them ‘the fast way’. No problem!
We were given the keys and I almost skipped for joy. A quick run for groceries and we were on our way to our new home!
The next day we arranged for the wi-fi service, but all else will have to wait for three days as it’s yet another long weekend here.
The first thing we discovered was that we had no hot water – first on our list now of what we’ll have to deal with. Next will be getting the water tanks filled, arrange for the pool to be cleaned before mid-June, and have the heating system checked. Oh – the joys of home ownership!