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5 years in review, 2005 [ Thursday, 28 May 09 | 23:54 ]
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Last week marked the fifth anniversary that I was “RIF”ed from Sun Microsystems and I retired. I’m posting a brief history of the past five years, one post for each year. This is the second year.

2005

It wasn't until the middle of January that the sale of house was final and the funds appeared in my bank account. Fortunately it only took a week to complete the buying of my place in El Masnou. I spent several months buying appliances, painting… in short, making it home.

In June I spent a month in California putting together my application for a residency permit in Spain. Several months later I returned to California with still no word on my residency application. When I got back to Barcelona towards the end of November, I ran into my future partner late one night on Passeig de Gràcia.

Bought!
This is the home that I bought in El Masnou.
Not the whole building, just the top floor, which is barely visible.

Bought!
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[User Picture]From: london1967
Thursday, 28 May 09 | 22:37 (UTC)
Home sweet home!

Happy Anniversary!
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[User Picture]From: gorkabear
Friday, 29 May 09 | 06:46 (UTC)
And a very nice appartment indeed... I like your house a lot and I also like how you decorated it. Pretty simple, tasteful and "light".
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Friday, 29 May 09 | 07:39 (UTC)

Simple, tasteful and "light".

My object was to keep my place "light" so that it would be quicker to clean. Although I am retired and have plenty of time to devout to cleaning, I hate it! I learned my lesson about having a big house that I only used a portion of, I still had to clean it all. I´d have no time to read/comment on LJ.

Chuck, cleaning as I write this…
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[User Picture]From: gorkabear
Friday, 29 May 09 | 18:45 (UTC)

Re: Simple, tasteful and "light".

Heheheh :)
Good taste. When I get mine I'll kidnap you for some advice
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