This weekend we got a visit from Demi, Julian and Moos. They were camping nearby so we popped by and visited them Friday morning. It was extra fun to see them, since we got to meet Moos finally! The camping site looked very nice, next to the lake and with a swimming pool.
We went to our place after that together and had some lunch. It gets more fun everytime we can show it, since we finally have some things to show. We catched up and after Moos finished his sleep they went back to the camping site. It’s not really baby proof around here so having a baby crawling around is not a great idea.
We had some time to drill some holes in the walls for the shelf and all the paintings we wanted to hang. In the morning we also visited (surprise!) the hardware store for a tall pole that we could mount the antenna for the internet to. We tested the internet a bit as well, Tho was holding it in various directions while I was running some speed tests. We found a good place and the internet works alright. We couldn’t find a store to activate the sim card we got so we had to use mine for now.
Later in the afternoon our Neighbour Raul visited with some cold beers. So we didn’t do much more that night. Since we got a little internet we watched 90 days fiancé, our guilty pleasure of the moment.
We agreed to visit Zaragoza with our friends the next day. We couldn’t think of any jobs we really needed doing, since the internet was the only goal for this weekend. Zaragoza is about an hour drive from Caspe, the route takes you past dry and flat fields where almost nothing is growing between the seasons. There are a few places where they grow corn but there is almost no biodiversity. You can really tell the area is semi-arid, but since we’re close to the river we have a lot more green.
Zaragoza itself is a beautiful city with many churches and old architecture. Moos was cosy in his backpack carrier and thought it was all interesting, especially when Luna was being loud. We had lunch at a vegan café and walked next to the Ebro for a little bit.
When we came home we heard water running into our basin. The day before we found out the entrance for the pipe to the basin was way higher than we thought. We opened the water so it would flow to our property, and noticed that it would enter the pipe even when the irrigation channels on our property were closed. So now we know where to close the irrigation so we only get water in our basin, and it’s filled up! We can now start building the water system, we have a pump and need some pipes and deposits so we can have pressure without power.
In the morning we did a few small jobs. We cleaned up two closets that were there already and put them in the shed to be used. It’s looking more and more like a home, which is necessary since we’re moving there on the 30th of September. We did another tour around the garden and got some of the last figs. Although we still see quite some unripe and green figs still growing. It’s amazing how many figs you can get from a single tree! After this we visited Raul again. He also has a kitten, sooo cute! We got invited for dinner next week at his place in Barcelona, we’re looking forward to that. He’s super handy and gives us a lot of tips and reformed both of his places himself.
On the way back we stopped by the campsite to say goodbye. Moos loved the figs we brought for them. It’s a lot of fun to see him explore everything and that we were able to show them our place! This is the second to last time we will return back to Barcelona after a weekend. Next week we’ll be taking a bed, frontdoor, kitchen sink and some other building stuff from Barcelona, but we’re really excited when we can wake up here everyday!