The man's cousin once said...oh so accurately, "It's Spain, it takes a while for things to happen." He was referring to bureaucracy.
I have to say he is right though Spain is not alone. Canada refused to sign some treaty from The Hague at some point, so I may have to get my Marriage certificate mailed to one office in Canada, then to another, and then to a third here in Spain. Why? Blech. I should run a lottery on how many months or years they think that will take.
It may have to do with the stupid non-opening hours, which are lovely in theory, until you actually want to get anything done.
It turns out the system is the same with the schools. Dear Lord Above, let there be a special circle in hell for all dictators and their love of borax...and the never-ending hangover from it.
Here is the schedule. On the 12th, the school will post about how many spaces are available for eldest's age. On the 25th we can start signing in, this goes on for a two week period. Then the forms are sent to the provincial government where they are assessed and each child awarded points for I know not what reason..if they live in the town, yaddah yaddah. Then the spaces are given to those with the most points, and the rest wait. When pressed the secretary at the school said that there usually is not a problem with spaces, BUT....here's the next question. We won't find out if she gets in for some time, obviously, and the registration period is the same for the public high school. Will it harm our chances if we apply to more than one school, simultaneously, if we only apply to the preferred one, what happens if she doesn't get in, and we haven't applied to the public.
Holy freaking flapjacks...it is so COMPLICATED when you don't know the system!
I also have taxes to tackle soon, in two nations and two languages, along with the passport fiasco, and the drivers license, plus the inter-European health cards. Hmmmm
Vacation time is coming up, none too soon, but then again, all the offices will be closed as well.....
It takes some time.