Did you think I forgot to write a post?? Nooo… 🙂 I’m here. (A little too late…)
I couldn’t write before. A busy day. Teaching, buying, driving, and solving my computer’s technical problems. And now I have some time to update my blog, before going to bed (Stitch has already fallen asleep, see photo).
So… As I’ve just said today has been a busy day. So busy I only could see Jim for one hour! (I went to his office to have lunch with him… :)). I’ve been trying to install a translation program on my computer all morning. This program is not for machine translation. It’s like a huge data base, where a translator stores all his/her translations, the equivalents, or technical terms he has found while working, and it helps the translator to finds those words or sentences he/she has already translated some time ago, next time they appear (and you don’t waste your time!). I’ve used this program some months ago when I was working at a translation firm, but I never had it on my computer. Now I have to install it, if I want to work as a freelance translator. It will save me a lot of time and work and besides, all translation firms want their freelancers work with this program. So I installed it.
Then I went to Jim’s office to have lunch and see him for at least one hour 😦 (I’ve missed you). But after that, I had to come home to start my private lessons. Today I worked till 8 pm, as private teacher. I ended exhausted. But I still had to buy some things, so I went out. When I arrived home, I phoned Jimmy (I missed him so much!). We talked and talked and then he suggested starting to look for a house… our OWN house… our future HOME. He proposed going on Friday to some neighbourhoods he has seen and found beautiful. I WAS OVER THE MOON! But… There’s a problem. Spain’s housing prices. A small house, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 toilet and a little garden (no garage, of course!) could be 250,000 euros (339,318 dollars). A seedy humble (and cheap) flat with the same number of rooms and without garden could be 150,000 euros ($203,663). I don’t know how housing prices are abroad, but I find them quite high (Spain’s average salary is 1,000 euros/month or 14,000 euros/year…). So I started expressing my concern about money, but he stopped me and told me everything was going to be alright. Jimmy is convinced we can do it. He may be right. He’s always right! I’m so excited! On Friday I’ll tell you what houses we found/saw…
PS: I apologize for any grammar/syntax mistake I may have made. I’m exhausted. 🙂