Since arriving on the island we have been busy doing the last of the “wee jobs” that needed doing in the apartment.
When we first purchased the property we thought we could get away without fitting air con because when the front and back doors are open there is a good draught through the property. How wrong did we get that one!!
The temperature at times this year has been chasing 40c and in the evening it seems to get even warmer. We stuck this out for a couple of months, but then decided to check out air con makes models etc……this is a challenge in itself! Coming from Scotland we know a lot about fires, but “he haw” about air con.
We shortlisted some companies to come and give us an estimate for fitting the whole system from scratch. I was also keen that the exposed trunking used for all the pipes etc was kept to a minimum. Cutting a long story short we settled on a local company, and whilst not the cheapest they afforded us the most confidence.
We were keen for them to get started asap as Reyce (grandson) was coming out for a couple of weeks and then a few weeks after he went going home Aailyah (granddaughter) was coming for an extended holiday.
You can imagine our surprise when I was informed that there was shortage of air con units on the island and also with the mainland distributor. Unsure if this was true or not we checked with other companies and it was the same story. They were only in a position to fit what they had in stock on the island and these units were not what we wanted. We really wanted this fitted for our grandchildren’s forthcoming visits.
Reyce duly arrived (no air con) its hard to believe he is now 17, and we had a fantastic time during his stay. Larking about the water on the beach at Cala Muro, driving to Formentor Lighthouse which is tight twisty road with hairpins etc, and I think because he is now learning to drive at home it spooked him a little 🙂
We also were out on Sun Dog and had a fun time swimming off the boat. Reyce decided to dive off the wheelhouse roof while I was meant to catch it on video………..poor guy had to do it about ten times before I captured it properly :-)…….sorry Reyce
It was a great couple of weeks with my ever lasting funny moment being when Reyce was snorkelling off the boat in Formentor Bay with his head down watching all the fish, I was on the boat when the devil took hold and I threw a piece of bread which landed about three feet in front of his mask and all the fish shot straight up for it – well the combined simultaneous shriek of cursing and laughter coming out his snorkel had Sara and I in absolute stiches.
This sort of encapsulates the fun time we all had together, and as ever it all seemed to pass far too quickly. We were sad when we dropped him back off at the airport, but we did have a superb time with a lovely young man.