Better late than ever, I suppose. Apparently there was a fuck up between local council and the awning guys. Some contract dispute, blah blah, and so we have found ourselves only now late-July with just a few street awnings being put up. I remember back in September 1993 when I first came to Sevilla to look for an apartment and when I saw the street awnings I just went OMG THESE ARE JUST SO CHARMING and I fell in love with Sevilla immediately. It was like something out of a movie. Anyhow, I’m glad they are going up because they are not only charming they are fucking necessary.
It was expected, but this month’s electricity bill (which actually covers a two month period) still came as a bit of a shock. Much more than any other year. About 100€ more. Not surprising as I have been mostly at home, well, since March 12th. But it made me realise how much I take advantage of other people’s AC! I mean, I am trying to be prudent, and don’t put the AC on until it hits 30º inside the apartment, then set it so that it ends up a comfy 27º (with fans on). And I never sleep with it on. But you know, before I would be out and about during the day, and often working in the evenings. Which also meant I had an income to pay the damn bill, but I digress. Continue reading