Saturday, October 3, 2009

PROGRESS!!!!!

OK....

Youngest had a game today, they won, she got a basket. Good stuff.

The man and I met with the architect, and IT'S A GO!!!!!!

He got the man's seal of approval as well. They had a preliminary sketch of what we had in mind, and had made no suggestions themselves, we'll see what happens next. They took lots of measurements and will have drawings ready in half a week.

They is the architect and his daughter (who is lovely pretty and seems lovely in and of herself as well). She has done the first stage of the schooling to become an architect and is onto the second!

They took us over to see their front door and told youngest who was with us that sometime they can show us a secret tunnel that comes out in their house!

Youngest was also charmed.

The also took us over to have a look at a house in the neighbourhood that he had worked on. It was lovely, not at all the style we have in mind, far too modern...I want it to be like it was, but comfortable.....you know, warm with an indoor bathroom, electric lights that don't scare me, hot water, more than one electrical outlet per floor, and with functioning drains.

Other than that, just the way it was!

He want's to submit for permission with the ajuntament in two stages, the first for the basic work that doesn't need permission so we can get things underway, and then again for the changes that require a little more thought...

Fingers crossed, it is up the ajuntament if I get my painting room and terrace or not, I would be most disappointed if I don't. Hope hope hope.

Nice to take another step forward anyway.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does that mean you seed to grease some palms to get the terrace etc?
Have they explored the tunnel to the other end?GM

hulagirlatheart said...

Let the fun begin!!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

This guy sounds too good to be true! Snag him while he's available!

Beth said...

I like your dream - some modern conveniences combined with the beauty and charm of the old.
Fingers are crossed...

oreneta said...

Gm, I don't think it works that way in THIS part of Spain...

Hula...indeed, I was busy collecting plaster dust and chips in my bra this morning!

Bodhi, DONE.

Beth, Thank you very much!

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

WOO HOO!!

Every time I read one of your updates on the house I am SO reminded of these shows on BBC that we watch, where folks just up and move to either the country, or ANOTHER country, and rehab an old house or building. There are always trials and tribulations but by the end of the show they have the most wonderful home!!! I can't wait for the end of YOUR home show. :o)

(fingers crossed)

Helen said...

It's really good you have found the architect, it must be a great relief.

elpadawan said...

Great news! And have fun with the renovations.