The list is daunting but, as I said, the LA Consulate has done a tremendous job of indicating every bit of info required along with detailed instructions. I was going to repeat all the requirements here, but I don't want to lose you!
Apartment/house-hunting is one of my favorite things to do. I especially love when they provide floorplans (which they don't do very often). As a kid I used to love to get lost in the NY Times Sunday Magazine real estate floorplans.
For Spain, we've got our cheat sheets handy (mine in the form of an electronic "sticky note" on my desktop) translating all the rental terms from Spanish to English.
The most important rental term for Jerry: Calefacción... Heat. Jerry likes to be warm.
NOT WARM IN BERGEN.
He wasn't off the hook. But, complements of Jerry, they now have a space heater available for other thin-blooded guests. (In all fairness to our wonderful hosts, I slept with the window open that night.)
So, yes, we'll definitely need calefacción. And aire acondicionado, which I think you can translate on your own
And, speaking of calefacción, when I talked in an earlier post about the weather and how we settled on Southern Spain, I forgot until Jerry reminded me today that we started off in Barcelona. We then discovered that winters, although not bad, are not as mild as we'd like. We worked our way down to the spectacular city of Ronda, but it sits on top of a cliff at about 2,100 ft. and experiences a fairly cold winter. THEN, we landed in Sevilla and, well, you now know the rest.
For our visa applications, we'll also need clearance from the FBI stating "absence of police records." No worries there. A clean bill of health for each of us. Ditto. Ditto.
So, that's it for today. I can't say I'm heading off to Peet's, since we've already been there. Hot chai latte this time. And yet another walnut chocolate chunk scone. Maybe a little exercise on the side tomorrow before this week's Thanksgiving binge begins.