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21 April 2008

Our house back in the States finally closed on Wednesday and the new owner took possession immediately (we’re still debating whether she really has ownership yet though…you’re welcome, Tom).

It’s a little surreal to be completely homeless. We had four great years there, replete with a near-total overhaul of the joint to the point where we knew each and every nuance of her ol’ bones; we were on a first-name / know-your-drink basis with the bartender of the local dive bar (conveniently located two doors down) and super-chummy with a squad of great neighbors (G.E.S. Forever! Rap Tor Lux Lucis! (coat of arms forthcoming)). But fate couldn’t be escaped and it would have happened eventually anyway. At least this way we got to blow the dividend check on world travel (hey, it’s better than our alternative strategy of a truckload of coke and taking over Client #9’s, uh, service providers…) Honestly, once the offer went in and we got past the inspection, it was pretty much a done deal in our minds; the closing was just a formality.

We have, however, been on the look out for the perfect replacement place, and we think we’ve found it:

Just kidding. That’s the Palacio Real in Madrid, one of the umpteen palaces throughout the country at the king’s disposal. This one is so big (it’s the largest in all of Western Europe) that it even has its own distinct climate zones: it was cold, windy and raining in the courtyard 5 minutes before this shot was taken outside the side door. Ahh, the power of an unlimited monarch.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. mme. hoolaha permalink
    21 April 2008 9:28 pm

    we love your new place, the palace. and you said there wouldn’t be room for everyone at christmas!

  2. Countess of Cava permalink
    22 April 2008 12:05 pm

    I will always love the little house on Ave G…especially after the renovations. However, I could get use to the palace if you let me stay in the ceramic room.

  3. Spirit of 73 permalink
    23 April 2008 6:42 am

    That Palace may seem overly large at first, but when you consider all the important things the Spanish monarch does you realize that it is only fair.

  4. 25 April 2008 9:37 am

    My only concern is that you have enough money left over after the purchase to take care of the landscaping. Though if you need a live in gardener…..

  5. 25 April 2008 9:41 am

    Oh, and I thought it was UpgraDDe with two D’s for a double dose of your / client #9 pimping action .

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