Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Where's the Gaggenau?

I'm wondering: would any of you, when renting a very nice apartment in Madrid, think to ask your realtor if the kitchen and bathrooms were heated?

My fingernails are actually BLUE since returning from the Artic tundra that is our kitchen and I'm realizing: nope, I didn't think to ask that question.  Call me gullible, but when I see an elevator, I figure it probably works.  When I see a lovely apartment, I figure, it's probably heated -- in all the rooms.  First I thought,  gosh the vents must be closed.  Then I looked around and, guess what? No vents!  And no Gaggenau-million-dollar-stove-that-stays-on all-the-time-and-heats-the-kitchens-in-European-country-homes either.






And I know that when I pose the question of heat to my landlord -- through an interpreter, of course -- that he will pfff the air of dismissal through his lips and remind me that nowhere in our rental agreement does it state that all rooms are heated.   

And now it's time for me to run from my warm and cozy bedroom into my freezing cold bathroom for a frosty shower.  I know, some of you are thinking, stop wining and enjoy your European plazas and fountains.  And I will...just as soon as I can get up the nerve to get out from under this warm blanket.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You might want to consider a wooden toilet seat...

jgs said...

Hey, we have that problem in New England, too! And while it's no Gaggenau, our Lasko ceramic heater, if left on all night, will warm the tiles by sunrise.
Wishing you a mild winter in Madrid this year!

Gilman said...

The seat is cold. Wood is not an option but fur is available! Merry Christmas Delora!

Sissy said...

DELORA! So sorry to miss your love affair on Sasco Road!!