2.04.2007

Across the Pond

Well, we did it. We moved to Spain.


A week and a half ago my husband and I, with the help of my family, packed up all of our many, many, many belongings and put them in storage, which turned out to be no small task. Two full days of stuffing everything in boxes, taping those boxes, labeling those boxes, carrying those boxes into a moving truck and then carrying them up three flights of stairs in January in Minnesota. We ended up with 100. No more, no less. Thankfully, we hired someone to move our baby grand piano, which as it turned out happened to be two slightly older gentleman who put us all to shame. My husband would like to pipe in here, to mention that the he estimates the boxes weighed in at approximately 1,200 pounds and that I forgot to mention all of the massive teak furniture that we thought was a good idea to buy at the time.


We'd like to take a moment to thank the family and friend who made this trip possible: Biggie, Mom, Jay, Clay and Trey. You guys rule.


Since then, we have flown a total of 18 hours on 3 planes, have stayed in a variety of accomodations and lugged 225 pounds worth of suitcases and supplies back and forth across Barcelona on bus, on metro and on foot. The accomodations, we should point out, have varied from the very very nice...














...to the, how shall we say, less than desirable...





















...to the closet we now reside in (230 square feet) while we look for a permanent apartment for the next 5+ months.

We have had a crash course in Barcelonian and are starting to get the hang of things. We will try our best to share with you as much as we can of all our crazy adventures while we're here. If this past week is any indication, it's going to be a trip.

3 comments:

napalmbrain said...

Barcelonian. You crazy kids.

Tom Knutson said...

Glad you made it there! Sounds like a great experience. Peace, Tom

Maryam said...

Wow! OMG! Have a fantastic time...take it all in and be kind to each other. I will say though, that I'm a little concerned you continue creating more distance between you and the mummus. Priorities people! World peace & One love... Maryam