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The Crazy Guy

The Crazy Guy I'm known amongst the Spanish where I live as "El Loco", largely because, despite my advanced age, I'm always active, doing this and that. So, I'm "The Crazy Guy". This blog is about some of the things I've been getting up to lately.

A Life in the Day of The Crazy Guy
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 @ 9:42 AM

Saturday was not a typical day in the life of The Crazy Guy, but maybe it was ….. It was certainly chaotic! This is what happened ……

Up at 02.15 am for a pee and again at 06.50 am. What else happened that day?



Before dawn broke

We had some leftover spuds from dinner the night before, so I made a tortilla de patatas con tomates. ¡Deliciosa!

Watched SKY News. Boring, the same old, same old. Since 4 April we have had no other UK channels. They switched off the satellite above the US military base over Rota (Cádiz), which we had been using since the Astra B satellite stopped providing UK TV channels, several years ago.

I tried the Spanish News on La 1 but it was just as boring: Gaza Strip, Ukraine and Rishi Sunak’s pathetic gimmicks to try and win the next general election in the UK at the end of the year.


A new day dawns

Rain was forecast, so I didn’t start what I had planned. Instead, the missus and I cleaned the pool which had a lot of Saharan sand on the bottom, as a result of the recent calima.


Saturday morning

I’d just picked up a contract for some building work in Ronda, so, having received an upfront payment of 50% of the estimate from the client, I went off to Big Mat La Toma to buy tiles and grout.

Then I got a message from the client, cancelling our contract and asking for her money back!

Too late, mate!

No explanation as to why, although I have my suspicions. Anyway, I deducted the cost of the materials I’d already bought, plus an amount for my time, and returned the balance.


Saturday afternoon

Drove to Montejaque, where I have a house I “reformed”, to sort the place out ready for an upcoming booking.

I contacted “Dusty” about buying a pre-loaded Amazon Firestick so that I can watch UK TV again.



Saturday night

Popped into my local, the Ronda Valley Hotel, for a few pre-prandials with some pals before enjoying a nice Saturday night dinner with the missus.



And so to bed

Tired by this time, I was ready for bed. I couldn’t watch Match of the Day, as I normally would on a Saturday night.

Why not? Er, no UK TV!


© The Crazy Guy


Acknowledgements (Photos):

Big Mat La Toma

Comidas Recetas

Karl Smallman

Secret Serrania




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JohnSal said:
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 @ 12:59 PM

What to you appears to be a very mundane day, may be the envy of many others craving the good life in Spain. Enjoy every moment - you thoroughly deserve it.

PablodeRonda said:
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 @ 5:09 PM

Hi, JohnSal.
Thanks for commenting on my post.
Mundane? I wrote about my day precisely because it was somewhat unusual.
I don't have to get up twice in the night usually.
Breakfast is normally cereal or scrambled egg on toast.
It's not every day I get a job, and get "sacked" a few hours later with no explanation.
And trying to sort out my TV is a once-in-a-decade-thing!
So not really mundane.
Thank you for your good wishes. Emigrating to Spain was the best decision of my life. Livin' La Vida Loca!

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