We skipped last weekend since I had to work, but this week I had my final day of working! Since I’ve been working at home most days it didn’t really feel like working so having to visit the office for my last day was a bit weird. A coworker came to talk for a bit an hour before I left but it was dead silent besides. Maybe I’ll work remotely again in the future or find something in Caspe, but for now it’s great to be able to focus on the house! I can start planning the projects we have to do and prepare them, which is great because I love planning 🙂
Friday we started with a nice brunch with Thomas and his sister and dad, they arrived the day before and are staying the weekend. We picked up the van around 1, similar in size as the last time and went to the big store to pick up insulation. We wanted to order some from Leroy Merlin but the delivery time was intense, Tho found another store that had a ton in stock though. It was basically one big drive-through, you just put whatever you need while driving a small lap into your car and pay at the end.
We were not just buying the material for the roof but also wanted to use the space in the van to move a lot of our things here in Barcelona, which was a bit more than we thought we did. It’s a bit empty now without all the furniture we bought, a table, chairs, closets. The bicycles were taken to Caspe as well. We had a drink with Tho’s family in the (now empty) apartment and headed to Caspe. They followed us in our car and we drove the van, since they had to leave on Sunday. The fact we had to return the van the next day made sense time wise for once.
We quickly unpacked the van when we arrived and luckily all of it fit in the house. Since we are planning on placing the insulation next week, having the shed empty is a plus. The basic plan for that is going to be:
- Apply some waterproof foil on the bottom of current roof
- Place the insulating material
- Cover it with some fabric
We went to the center together to get a bite to eat after emptying the van. We found a café where they sold falafel, sold out this time but we’ll remember for next time we visit. We got a bocadillo with vegetables which was really good considering the appeal of it. We’re at least happy we’re finding some vegan food to eat here!
The next morning I started picking figs early since we had to return the van in the afternoon. It’s fig season currently so we have a ton of them. We talked a bit with the man that takes care of our orchards and he gave us a bucket full as well so we’re eating figs like there is no tomorrow. We have three varieties of figs including white ones which are delicious! Besides the orchard and all the little trees on our terrain we have 6 full grown ones that netted us another bucket and a half.
In the meantime Tho picked up his family at the hotel and grabbed some breakfast. We drove back early to get the van back in time. Back home I made 6 jars of fig jam, two fig-almond cakes and we started drying them on our balcony and froze some. It’s a lot of figs, but we realize how nice it is that our orchard is taken care of since they would rot on the field otherwise.