Had to go to get fingerprinted today in order to replace my lost residency card and, just like the other times since chemo, there were no fingerprints to be found. I think finally they found enough of one to go with – I’ll find out when I go to pick up the new card in 40 days time. Since so much of the residency process can be done online now it was so much smoother than the dreaded old days when you would show up and queue up, only to be told that you were missing form this or that. Now you can actually book an appointment and there are INFORMATION PAGES online telling you what you need to have with you. Amazing.

The immigration office is inside the very splendid Plaza de España and a grey rainy afternoon was brightened by noticing that even the goddamn drain spouts there are beautiful. I love my city. 💙