Category Archives: Future

Maybe we have found it

After two crazy weeks, I think we have found our future house. That’s why I couldn’t write many posts (or any at all)…

But now we can relax. We don’t have to worry until the end of September. Why? Because the bank manager (who is our friend) is on vacation, the owner is on vacation and in September WE are on vacation. So we’ll sign everything at the end of September or at the beginning of October. YAY!

And since I know you love posts with pictures… Jimmy took some photos of the house!

Living room

Living room

WC

WC

kitchen

kitchen

back yard

back yard

back yard

back yard

back yard and garage

back yard and garage (and me, next to the garage door)

our back yard and our neighbors

our back yard and our neighbors

All these are BEFORE photos. Once we sign all the documents, I’ll post the AFTER photos. And all the process: furniture, paint, all kind of improvements and changes…

Oh, here is some information about the house:

  • big living room
  • kitchen
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • porch
  • backyard
  • garage for two cars
  • air conditioning

Now you know I’m still alive! 😉 And we’ve found our future house!!

UPDATE!! House plans:

First and second floor

First and second floor

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Why today is a bad day

Now I’m eating chocolate [July 23rd, 11:00 pm]…



… because I’ve had a bad day and I’m upset.



As you already know, Jimmy and I are busy looking for a house, where we can live together. This is stressful. Remember that lot of land I told you in the last post? Okay, well, forget it. It was a hoax. The owner tried to con us. But that’s another story and another blog post. I barely have time to work, have a shower, eat something and sleep. We are visiting houses, making calls… So I’ll explain that another day.

Anyway. I must admit I’m stressed. Maybe that’s why today I got angry with my in-laws. They don’t know I’m angry with them (hey, sometimes I can be a really good actress!), because I managed to bite my tongue. But if they start to state their opinions about the houses we are visiting, saying they don’t like them or other kind of criticism… I get angry. I appreciate people’s advice. Really. I like comparing points of views. But only when I ask for it. If I haven’t asked your advice, then it’s because I don’t need it or because I don’t want to know your opinion. As simple as that.

And when I’m extremely excited and happy about something (such as a house),

Happy!

Happy!

(and you know that), please don’t start saying you don’t like it. Because I canNOT assure you I’ll keep calm. Probably I won’t. So you better shut up. Have I asked your opinion? Nop. So why are you so busy body? I know I’m young. I know I have lots of things to learn. I know you  are older and have more experience. Maybe you’re trying to help. But I’m sure that when I need your help I’ll let you know. Meanwhile, stay away. Because I don’t know how I will react. Today I managed to bite my tongue, when my father-in-law told me that one of the many houses Jimmy and I have seen (and it’s our favourite) was too small, that he prefers we live in a certain suburb, and that we must look for a house with certains characteristics (roof, type of house, number of floors…). Excuse me? Have I asked your advice/opinion? Hmm, no. So what are you doing? Do you want to see the dark side of your daughter-in-law? Because I have one, I swear, and I don’t think it’s a good idea. This is just a warning.

this is my dark side...

this is my dark side...


But instead of saying that, I just looked away, took a deep breath and smiled.

Take a deeeeep breath... Dont say a word, and breathe deeply...

Take a deeeeep breath... Don't say a word, and breathe deeply...

and smile...

and smile...

Oh, and then I muttered “well, I’ll take that into account. But we like that house. We like its characteristics…”. And then he interrupted me, criticising again “our” house, trying to convince me to buy another kind of house. One he likes.

Excuse meee?

Excuse meee?

Are you kidding me? Because we won’t buy your dream house. We’ll buy OUR dream house. One we really like. Maybe you don’t like it. Well, I’m sorry. WE will choose and eventually buy OUR future house (and we’ll live there). So I don’t think it’s my parents or my parents-in-law’s business.



Oh and you know what? When I got into my car, I crashed my car into a pillar. And while I was driving, the left headlight of my car fell.

Hmm
Hmm

It’s been a great day…

:S

:S

[All the pictures used are from here, here and here]

On Our Way Home

As I said the other day, I don’t have any picture of our MAYBE future house (since it isn’t built yet). BUT yesterday, while Jimmy was driving to our MAYBE future “house”, I took some pictures of the landscape and surroundings. Just for you! I want you to know everything!

So. The first thing you should know is that Jimmy and I have decided not to buy a flat. Why? Because we don’t like flat. Personally, I have lived in flats all my life. And I’m fed up. I want a house. A beautiful house. And Jimmy has lived all his life in houses and he loves it! So we’ll live in a house. We think we’ll have more privacy and space.

The second thing you should know is that we will live in Lagos del Serrano, near a small village, called El Ronquillo. About 30 minutes from Seville (where Jimmy has a job). It’s not very far. And we’ll have peace, tranquility and serenity: our MAYBE future house would be surrounded by trees and nature. AND building a house there is cheaper than in Seville.

And now some pictures:

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Here our MAYBE future house would be built (with or without those trees)

Here our MAYBE future house would be built (with or without those trees). This lot is bigger. This is only a part of it.

Well live near a lake!

We'll live near a lake!

So. That is. Now we are planning to build a house of these characteristics:



Image from here.

This is just one of the MANY options we have. We haven’t decided yet.

I promise I’ll keep you informed with every step we take. 🙂

Beach!!

I don’t have much time right now… But I’m here to keep you informed about my life!

And I have some good news!!

This Thursday, Jimmy and I are going to go to the beach!!

Ooh, dear beach… Sun, sand, sea, beach umbrella, ice creams, bikini, relax… Love it!!! {I don’t know if we’ll carry our cameras… Sorry!}

And tomorrow I won’t be able to publish any post, because I work from 9 am to 5:30 pm and then I have to prepare everything for the trip, AND I’m going to buy a new cellphone!! Because mine is dead. Poor little thing.  It survived falls, water… And now it’s dead. RIP. I’ll miss it… BUT only for a day!!! Ha!

Okay, so that’s it. I also have to tell you what happened to me yesterday. But I don’t have time today!  So I’ll give you some clues: what could have happened with a Japanese man + my Japanese teacher +  me + surprise +  stress + bad day?

What do you think?

Leave a comment!!

Posts for this week

Okay. First of all, thank you to all my readers and your support. I promise I’ll never give up! 😀

Thank you.

So in honor of all of you, I’ve decided to write about the secrets and things you never knew about me and my parents, AND my in-laws. Good things, but also EVERYTHING (that also implies bad things, ho ho! That will be fun!). Ha! But that will be any day this week… You better stay tuned! Meanwhile all I let you know is this:

Next post: tomorrow!!!

Topic: YOU DECIDE!! Let me know what you prefer I write about! Anything you are interesting in! Any question, anything you want to know about me. Just ask me. And I’ll write about it. I’ll answer every question. 🙂

So start typing your questions! It’s your chance to make me write what YOU want!

And before saying goodbye, special thanks to:

Jimmy (Jaime)

Kimberly {Jason and Kimberly}

D’Rae {Slices of Life}

Maureen {A chronicle of my world travels}

Rachel {Dreaming of the Country}

RatalieNose {EverybodyNose}

Camille {Archives of Our Lives}

for your support and your words.

Ice creams

Ice cream!

Ice cream!

Today I’ve been thinking about all the things I would like to do in my life. I finished my studies two months ago and now it’s like there were thousands of new paths and open doors in front of me. It’s time to choose which path to take. Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who can’t accept just one option, or taste just one ice cream {Yes, I use “ice cream” as a metaphor, because I LOVE ice creams!!! If a surgeon opened my head, he would probably find ice creams and chocolate in my thoughts!}. I want to taste many ice creams. So today I chose a few ice creams to taste in the future. And I would like to share them with you. Here there are:

Ice cream 1#: Getting married.

Ice cream 2#: Starting a family.

Ice cream 3#: Buying a golden retriever puppy!

Ice cream 4#: Buying a beautiful house.

Ice cream 5#: Being always happy.

Happy!

Happy!

Ice cream 6#: Finding a good job, as a translator and teacher.

Ice cream 7#: Starting my own business.

Ice cream 8#: Traveling to the US and Canada; to Italy and Greece; and once again to Argentina, Brazil, Germany, France and UK.

Ice cream 9#: Reaching a native level of English and French.

Ice cream 10#: Becoming a photographer.

Ice cream 11#: Making my parents proud of me.

Ice cream 12#: Making all my friends and family happy.

Ice cream 13#: Studying another degree —> Nursing!

Ice cream 14#: Working as a nurse in the neonatal section of a hospital.

Ice cream 15#: Reading more books!

Ice cream 16#: Playing the piano.

Ice cream 17#: Learning to play the violin.

Ice cream 18#: Learning to dance salsa and tango!!

Ice cream 19#: Chloe & Jimmy blog receives more than 5000 visits!

Ice cream 20#: Making felt handicrafts {I would post pictures of them!}.

Ice cream 21#: Feeling proud of myself {and not just for winning always playing Singstar(R)}