And Then Along Came Juan

I can’t believe I haven’t told you yet! A couple of weeks ago, San Geraldo and I received our new residency cards. This is “Renewal #2” of our temporary residency permits.

Considering the big deal I made when we received our first residency cards when there was a parade (click here), and a year later when we received our first renewals and enjoyed a sweet celebration (click here), it’s interesting we didn’t think a parade or muffins were in order this time around.

I guess it’s good that it’s become for us like renewing a driver’s license (well, like renewing a driver’s license used to be… there will be Spanish stories soon).

2011:  THE FIRST RESIDENCY CARD PARADE.
2012:  THE FIRST RENEWAL SWEET STOP.

Not Taking Everything for Granted
Although our latest residency cards didn’t carry the wallop our first and second cards did, I’m at least not taking everything else for granted about our lives in Spain. And I still have to use most of my self-control to not jump out of bed just about every morning to take pictures of the post-summer sunrises on the Mediterranean Sea.

Saturday morning, Moose and Dudo were a bit rambunctious, so I gave up on trying to sleep in and headed to the terrace with my camera. They were grateful for the company. (Click any image to enlarge.)

It was a cool and comfortable morning and I spent a long time outside snapping away. It was so quiet and peaceful. But then along came Jones, I mean Juan, and I expected to hear his dreaded gas-powered leaf blower (click here if you missed being introduced).

I was relieved to discover Juan had left the leaf blower behind. My peace was not disturbed… except for the song that looped in my head for the rest of the day.

AND THEN ALONG CAME JONESJUAN.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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