Moving Day! This was fun, exciting, and hot! We packed up all of our stuff last night and this morning so that we could move from our first apartment to housesit for MaryAnn (our friend who just got married). She left for her honeymoon and while she is gone we get to housesit. They went to Thailand and will be gone until a day or two after we leave, so it works out perfect! The downside, we have to take care of cats, and neither one of us are cat people. The upside, we don’t have to pay rent for the weeks we will be living here! The only requirement is that we keep both cats alive at all costs and keep 90% of the plants alive (they have a garden on their back patio). Why do we love our new apartment? We finally have air conditioning! This is a definite plus since it is still 80 degrees at 11 o’clock at night, not including humidity. We also have our own private fenced in porch with a grill, a queen size bed, and a few other niceties that we just didn’t have renting a bedroom, such as a dryer, our own fridge and full reign of the house. The dryer here is very different from the US. I think it is because they don’t have all the vents set up for a dryer. They have a filter in the bottom that the water slowly drains into and once it is full you have to empty it or it won’t dry anything. It makes the apartment awfully hot and from now on we will be air drying everything.
We love the new place! It has a great vibe to it and we decided that if we ever move back to Spain we would like to move into something similar. You know what else we realized? Since getting married, we have yet to live in our own house! We have rented out a basement from my aunt, and then we were renting a room in Spain. This is our first apartment to ourselves…and we only had to move to Spain to find it!