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Shall I stay or shall I go?

Here we are in soggy Tunbridge Wells, in a house we hate, but still we can't quite make the decision to leave. This is the story of why we are in this position, and hopefully how eventually we'll change life for the better. Maybe it will ring a few bells with some of you!

Life in the fast lane
26 March 2017 @ 17:03

I have spent the last week or so working my socks off to allow me to be able to afford a few days in our little house in Estepona this weekend.

My Husband, I'll call him James from now on to save being so formal, went out for a few days the week before last, but my passport was being renewed with an even worse picture than the previous one, so I wasn't able to go with him. Anyway, we have a cat and a dog here, and someone has to feed them.

He arrived with some trepidation in case some other mishap had occurred whilst we were away, but apart from the damp musty smell from the floods, all was well. Our gardener Ancelmo has been keeping the place in good order and the pool man has finished repairs to the pool, so hopefully it's all Happy Days!

In fact, apart from slightly disappointing weather, which is not unusual at this time of year he looked forward to a nice time bumbling around looking in DIY stores for the things that we'll need when we go out in summer to start more serious renovations. 

Unfortunately...the hot water went off. On inspection, there was a strong smell of gas and the pilot light wouldn't.

He called in Julian. Julian is a Polish tri-lingual builder recommended to us by our estate agent Victoria. He and his team can do anything. Julians' man had a look at the boiler, fiddled a bit, and said it was okay,- but it wasn't. The next day it went out again and so it was decided that it would be best to spend 400 euros on a new one.

I suppose that's another thing we can cross off our 'to do' list!

So I'm looking forward to a few days in the warmth with nothing to do.

Here's hoping!

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