The house is at the end of the road which passes by Maria’s Farm where we were renting an apartment. Victor, who lives along the same road, has a van large enough to transport our furniture and so he and a friend assisted with the removals. Our satellite TV and internet dishes had to be moved from the apartment to the new house and this was also done on Friday by Mike and his son from MBIT Almanzora.
In the meantime, work on the swimming pool is progressing and we hope this will be finished in about a week. On Thursday evening, there was a sudden and alarming bang that resounded across the village, startling everyone, when the tyre of one of the digging machines exploded in the heat.
While all this has been going on, Ivan and his girlfriend, Maria, have been working in the garden putting up sisal screening along the fencing and preparing the front garden while the pool workers are busy at the back.
New houses in Spain do not normally come with light-fittings or kitchens although, of course, all the electrical wiring and tiling are in place. On Friday, Ingmar the electrician and his friend, Linda, set to work on installing thirty-eight lights and lampshades in the house.
On the same day, the crew from HM Carpinteros came to install the kitchen and so Friday was a busy day with fourteen workers on site plus six dogs, our three and three belonging to workers.
The kitchen needs to be finished, the lights completed, and work will continue this coming week on the pool and garden. We look forward to posting photos when all the work is done but at least our new home is now habitable. Our southeast-facing bedroom is very comfortable and it is a great pleasure to see the sun rising over the hill when we wake up in the morning.