At Aunties place (Gila
as she affectionately called her, Hilde was too strict) arrived, we had to take care about here, brought back some order in here live.Buying food, washing dishes, washing clothes, etc.
She had aged, ran only with Creeping slowly. I could my sister and my brother in law today for those who can already
sgaen, deeds, turn off the air.
had gone with her two sisters for years to Andalusia to friends on vacation, had rented a vacation not far from the beach and terraced houses that brought money.Believed to have friends there and also
to get help for their retirement, at least they constantly phoned them and discussed their plans ....
was not so, she was on vacation welcome, they were too busy with themselves and she a "burden". I
got in touch with the friends and was able to achieve, we set a small holiday house, at least were able to rent the bottom floor first, it was winter and they were empty. I camped in the small living room but that was ok.
She could finally move out of the dump.It was a bit tight for both of us but it was finally in town and not far from the
We made friends in some time with the neighbor. She was retired and lived in here upper floor of the house next door. She soon realized that I was technically gifted and gave us the proposal: She could not rent the lower floor, because of
the lack of a kitchen installation supposedly quite expensive and the Spanish wanted to open the walls. If I would install a kitchen, we could live two years rent-free. I researched the area and found a small carpentry,
whose owner had spent some time in Switzerland and spoke swiss German. I ordered the appropriate cabinets and countertops,
all built with the help of a friend, Karl, of the German Animal Shelter on.He was previously a contractor and
escaped to Andalusia ...
A problem presented the pipes, it was missing the water and drain. From the bathroom I pulled something unconventional, with a few tricks, new
connections and the kitchen was finished in one day. She was thrilled that noServing the wall were necessary. Thus we lived rent-free for some time and 100 meters from the beach. Auntie was still not in a healthy condition and properly drinking too little
One day she
choked on a piece of chicken and could not breathe, I could also knock back and upper body down the airways do not get free. There was probably fate in the game, at the moment the
bell rang and a her former neighbors from the dump house wanted to visit here. We grabbed Auntie, we put here together on the head and finally she
could breathe again, that was close ...... For weeks she had no
visitors, and at the moment of highest need help came out of nowhere .....
With Karl I befriended me and we were planning to jointly establish
a company in Andalusia. In my new Spanish
bank, an employee spoke German and we asked for an office worker. She told us
that in her mother's house lives a German woman who also spoke Spanish.We got in touch with her.
Pronounce Gisela better or for
Spanish, Gila, in Germany she had severe bone loss due to health problems and was sitting there in a wheelchair.Her doctors had told
her.that they give her another 2 years in Germany, in a warm country 20 years
and more. So she had emigrated to acquaintances in Andalusia.Here she needed only in the winter time occasionally a wheelchair. Gila was willing to work for us.
I had to clarify some still in Germany and flew every few weeks away .. We
had tried for auntie to find trustworthy caregivers, but it turned out that almost all Germans had brought their problems from Germany, often was alcohol involved.Soon we were fed up, Gila had a room available and offered to take aunty in and care for
here-Gila had spent some time working as a nurse and was ideally
suited. My giant motorhome I could park not far from her and got out of the
current by neighbors. Now we had landed from the German stronghold in
the Spanish part and life run more quiet. Although Auntie spoke Spanish and we had also
tried to find Spanish nurses, but they were not really suitable and carefully.
On one of my flights to
Germany I was really bad on board, it could not be, as a flight attendant I was used to fly. I ordered my
cognac and it went a little better after the 3rdI could continue the flight tolerable. I still managed to enter the office of my family doctor, put me into the waiting room and
tipped away. He had to bring me to the hospital. You woke up in a hospital bed on the hallway and thought I was in Cuba.There were supposedly no more room. I could
then make it clear to the nurses that I had been drinking on the flight only from necessity, cognacs and therefore smelled of alcohol and had no lash behind me. Fortunately, I was additionally insured, after 1 hour was clarified with
the insurance company and came up with the private station.It was
thendetermined diabetes II, but it needed 16 days with a lot of back and forth to determine the blood sugar
value of lower sugar until sugar fluctuated over the running.I should therefore never take insulin.With an average, I think it was 298, I was released.
Back in Andalusia were the preparations for the establishment of
a company with Gila and Karl on. I had
my Golf16 V borrowed to Karl, but did not know that he had been drinking and had accidents with the VW Golf.
Gila and I visited their friends
in Mucia one day, on the way back to 2h, began thedrive shaft at the right to strike.
It did not help, the ADAC had to help.It
took 2 hours, then the car was standing in front of our door. The ADAC offered to dump the
Golf. It was to old for the 12 year vehicle .A repair would exceed the fair value.
I built the drive shaft and ordered a new one by VW. Andalucia: 2 times perverse delivered ......
As the right was then installed, we found that the transmission was in
Wow, 12 years I have maintained the car and as a Drunk in a short
time makes everything flat. He was then also really vicious, drank more and had stolen
not only me.The initial friendship broke up.
Then I was surprised, teenager were very interested in the well-kept car
and I sold it for 1500 €.
Gilas Nissan Prairie with a Blue Bird Motor handed us.
Aunty felt better, but had to under slight duress, are properly trained.She could no longer run only short distances with Creeping slowly and not anymore
With the time, Gila and I got closer.Soon I moved in to her flat.It works really great three years.We had basically the same
views and hobbies.
She liked very well cooking, took care of Auntie, she reported at the officials, fixed with health insurance, she went to the doctor did exercises with her was somehow over-housewife ...
everything was in spite of the cats in pico bellothe apartment and I was relieved.
But she also had their quirks, such as the seven cats, and often babbles
And I mean just, for examplemy big tool park with
the clutter in here garage, the giant Pace Arrow.But we respect that.
She was an alcoholic and dry already for 5 years.In consideration for that, I also waived beer.We did
not need it, we were quite pleased with ourselves. She had started a Rancho for tourism and then she was deceived
by the Spanish contractor and no more money. The Rancho had advantages and disadvantages, the advantage, it was
a huge piece of land and just 3 minutes by car from the beach. However, no electricity, no water, no infrastructure, only one restaurant was
was the time already an EU law, every EU citizen to dasss same conditions payable a telephone, water and electricity connection should receive. The master of the power utility,
the Sevillana, explaned us: There is the EU, there is Andalucia, all stick to it, but not our small province. So that the old rules were as follows: the first pays anything and approximately € 10,000 for the
disadvantage was that a so-called RAMBLA (dry river bed) directly behind the house came down from the mountains under the street. It had to be taken elaborate precautions.If it is during
pouring times a rushing river.
I calculated again by a first alternative electric
investment came on the half, with gas generator.Gas was quite cheap for catering. Wind and Voltarik systems considered themselves later.
We could even
have a well drilling itself, an elderly lady near the construction site, where we had rented a garage, a derrick superimposed on its premises.Water should be found in about 20 m depth.
The area was
so great that I even planned my macaw breeding could operate in the rear part, but water had to penetrate her, it dried in the heat almost all green was gone.
We calculated the Self construction work through
again, it was still a lot to build and although heavy concrete work. A friend, a finacial, counted it again for us, to build by a building
contractor. Auntie and I had enough capital and the bank's played with. It was affordable and a new car was still in this.. We put an ad in the newspaper
and came forward from marbella a German contractor who his father even was an contrucion engeneer and approved in Spain.It looked good ....
We went to the German Honorary Consul and wanted to
protect us against further criminal ways.His son was also admitted in the Spanish
lawer Association and proved the company. There was nothing negative known. His son also set on a contract for Auntie and me, so we were
secured by any falss for our financing. He had to
merge the German and Spanish law, however, bring it in line, so it took unfortunately too long.
started really well, it was Spanish professional workers recruited and a young worker, we'll call him Norbert offered, our pastor of the "Evangelical Free Church" whether we would employ him, he
just had a rehab behind him, was supposedly cleanand half German. The
work was progressing rapidly and I had the Pace Arrow with a 4.7 KW generator driven to the site, so we had the current problem only once solved, the mashines ran. Tanker water came, we had a cistern.
I could improve my Spanish, only Andaluz I barely got
baked. After work, I watered the concrete, otherwise it dried out too
quickly. Spaniards were interested to talk and were interested.As long as they spoke Spanish high, I had up to 2h
conversations, only at the higher numbers I still stuck, I came up with the German.English and
Spanish counting the rowing, but I had my converstions.
The Bank always paid according to construction progress and it
has given us the entrepreneur but can piss.
With time, the bank stopped the payments, everything stood still .... The experts had noted irregularities.
Gila started drinking beer
and we had a heated argument, she changed her personality and was unfair,slammedby somehow.
The workers were stinky, except as came no more payment.The plumber had already laid the copper water line and there were not a few.
One day I got on the site visit, the
Spanish innkeeper from next door came with an opaque guy. His cousin was the plumber and he wanted to about 1000
€. I could not seem to explain in Spanish
that still have money in the bank but does not pay, Classify .. Apparently everyone thought we were
broke. The other Spaniards suddenly began to make demonstrative with
his stiletto his nails clean .... That was the first warning, that was clear.
I called Gila, and suddenly she was sober, but now she not left me in
the lurch. Shecame with the car and we loaded the tool and scaffolding, and drove it
to the garage.
The Pace Arrow I wanted to drive of the site, you
shi ... oh, the brakes no longer worked ...
Such a giant crate can`t be so easy on tow, not even with a tow bar, the kinetic energy is too large, when it is the first
time in motion. I got the rage right now, so I did not
want to give up, the giant had to be moved, the risk was too great.So much bad luck can not be true!In normal traffic the driving was not possible.
Now, however, many risks, I did
not care, we waited the Siesta Time, Gila went ahead and "swept" the street free.I drove the 6 tonnes
of heavy vehicle behind her, 8 km ago. Slowly at blind spots and on the open road at 100 km /
h Then we got
really lucky, even towards the City was hardly anything going on and I could at the end of the beach, close to park at a fence, 300m of Gila, the camper somehow.
This is a feeling to
drive a 6 t device without brakes, I had wished all the way to have a heavy anchor to Kick Out! What one can go
through the head for nonsense. Managed, no matter, give me 5 ... As a team we have always been good, pity that it escalated like that. I later found out, the braking system had been tampered with ...
Gila made again stress, but I could
persuaded here to ride together in the German stronghold to the Anomymous Aloholics.
Here, they spoke a hard language, she got her head washed, but nothing
was mercilessly toled, if Sh do not stop drinking, the social decline is inevitable, and we must, if she is down, step on here head and push in the Sch .. she produces If that not works, leave here and keep a long distance.
This was a clear message.
A German / Spanish innkeeper heard
about our situation and offered me to renovate a terraced house, of his parents completely.They were on holiday at the moment.The house stood empty for long and should be rented. He had the key and held out the first materials.I started with the front yard and plastered all chipped areas.
In the bedroom, I laid the tiles and brushed the walls.The wardrobe had been placed by its size so that the door could only be half
open.I shortened the cabinet a few inches and it fit exactly.
The parents came from the holidays and the stress started. What I have experienced with other Andalusians, I can not make the most of advertisement for
... The mother was raging, they do not need a renovation
and also they have no money for holidays and had a new car.
Was all nonsense, after she had
calmed down, more plans have yet been made and a garage wall demolished so that a larger car could fit.
A container ordered, the whole family including Grandma packed
with to dispose of the remains of the wall.
got out of hand, I had so far only get food and drink from the restaurant when I asked after payment, that has been blocked. I had the rect.fully moved back into the trailer.
The son had at that time really stress with his restaurant.Tenants in the house had complained about the smell of fat pfficials and the kitchen they
I considered the situation.We had to pry open
the thick concrete floor of the apartment building. Somehow that does not get
the Andalusians in the pear: measly foundation without water barrier and a 40 cm thick concrete ceiling, as if it would rain grenades.
Since we had to go through and rented a pneumatic hammer heavier. Somehow, the electricians have learned nothing, anyway, came sometimes
transmit only 180 volts instead of 230 volts at the outlets.We always had to wait for the right
time of the day to be able to work ......
I served free the vent pipe.
the problem was, that every now arguably the wine bottles were emptied earlier by the workers and not just the pipe was passed through the false ceiling and so pulled the smell of the fat into
So, hour by hour we served continue until breakthrough fit a
fitted tube was used.Fitted in the kitchen and I had to set it in the
middle of the chimney the exhaust pipe from the left side.Even the kitchen was operational again.
He had now ideas for my camper and trailer ...
A neighboring Spaniards heard of the incident and spoke to me.He had seen my work and how I had worked reliably.
He could use a multilingual man with technical skills
for his pedalo boat hire. I clearly assumed we had to renovate them and
then let in the water. We negotiated the percentages sllary for me.
The boats weighed 100 kg and determined very difficult for two man His wife dragged with me the 12 boats in the water every morning and evening to the beach
I became slim and muscles right. The Misfortune luck continued, it was a bummer summer 2000, strong wind, rain and
the sky is often gray. I was not able to buy food just enough.Under normal conditions, I could earn € 1,000 / month.
I was financially in the end, gave up everything.
Packed two large suitcases and left, flew to Germany. I even called Auntie befor I left, if she would come
along.But she was satisfied and the landllady and the priest would
To be continued!
Photos seen under "Andalusien in Deutsch" - At
the moment in the ruff version you can select some different storys above, still in German, but with photos
Der Anfang - 1980 - eine schnelle Übersicht - The Start - 1980 -a quick view -
Muster Beach Cottage - Sample Beach Cottage -
Mein Freund Titus und ich am Esstisch, ein Schnappschuß.
-My friend Titus any me at the Dining Table, a snapshot -
In meiner Zeit als Flugbegleiter machten mein bester Freund Eddie (rechts) und ich (mitte) im Jahre1980 in Sri Lanka Urlaub. Er war auch gerade geschieden worden und brauchte Abwechslung. Wir
hatten von einem Kollegen einige Geschenke im Gepäck und lernten so die Familie von Titus kennen. Es enstand eine herzliche Freundschaft, die bis heute besteht.
In my timeas a flight attendant, Itookmy best friendEddie(right)and I(center)inthe year1980 on a holidayin SriLanka. We
learnedthrougha colleague, the family of Titusknow. It
ariseda warm friendshipthatexists today.
Mein bester Freund Eddie (leider schon verstorben) und ich vor einer Dagoba.
My bestfriendEddie(unfortunatelyalreadydeceased)and me in frontof adagoba.
Mein Freund Titus und ich vor einer Dagoba.
MyfriendTitus andmein front of adagoba.
Hier in einem buddhistischen Tempel.
Here in a buddhist temple-
Titus verdiente sein Geld durch Touren über die Insel. Er wollte einen Mietwagen bestellen um mit uns eine Dschungeltour zu machen.
Eddie und ich sind Handwerker und waren auf Abenteuer aus, außerdem sollte er etwas mehr Gewinn haben und überredeten ihn mit seinem 27 Jahre alten Ford Anglia die Tour zu machen. Einen großen
Werkzeukasten und eine Rolle Draht waren mit dabei.
Es waren unterwegs nur kleine Reparaturen notwendig: 2 Zündkabel mussten etwas gekürzt werden und der Lichtmaschienen Riemen wieder gespannt.
Man konnte im hinteren Bereich durch große Löcher die Strasse sehen und bei richtigen Schauern kam das Wasser ins Auto, aber wird hatten viel Spaß.
Von der fantastischen unvergesslichen Tour fehlen mir noch Fotos, die ich bald noch einstellen werde.
Titusearned his moneythroughtours of theisland.Hewanted to ordera cartotake us on ajungle tour.
Eddieand Iare craftsmen andwereouton
adventures, and he shouldhavea littlemoreincomeand convincedhim with his27 yearsold FordAngliatomake the tour. A largetool boxandaroll of wirewere there.
repairsneededon the road: 2spark plug wirehad tobe shortenedand thealtenatorbelttensionagain.
You could seethe road thru large holes in the rear, andatrightshowersthe water cameinto the car,butweenjoyed the tour so much and had lots of fun.
Fromthe fantasticmemorable tourI still needphotos and I hope, thatI willsoonsetyet.
Auch im Busch traf man freundliche Menschen.
Es wurde viel gebadet.
Also in the bushwe metfriendly
people. There has been muchbathed.
Titus bereitete bei den Behörden die Anmeldung einer public L.T.D. vor und wir konnten im Osten der Insel, im Vogelschutzgebiet eine Plantage kaufen, die von einem
Zyclon überrannt wurde und fast ohne Palmen angeboten wurde.
Die Anlage wurde Suriya Village Resort L.T.D benannt. (Suriya = Sonne) Village=Dorf, Siedlung
L.T.D. = GmbH
Im Deutschen nicht ganz zu übersetzen, im Englischen eine tyische Namensgebung.
Vielleicht kommt Urlaub-Sonnensiedlung GmbH sehr nah.
authoritiesan application for apublicLTDandbeforewe could buya plantationin the eastof the island,bird sanctuary,which wasoverrun byacycloneandwas
The plant wasnamedSuriyaVillage ResortLTD. (Suriya =sun).
Der Strand war ideal für Kinder und ältere Urlauber, über etwa eine Strecke von 100m konnte man im flachen Wasser waten.
Einige unserer Arbeiter im feierlichen Outfit bereit zum Besuch im Tempel.
Thebeachwas ideal forthe
elderly and children, over a distance ofabout100myou couldwadein shallow water. Some of ourworkersin a festiveoutfit.
Unser kleiner Truck.
Titus links, Mitte einer unserer Fahrer, rechts der Koch.
Our small Truck.
Titusleft, center,one of our drivers,
the right, thecook.
Bei unserem anderen sehr guten Freund, Nihal, in Colombo, waren meine EX und Alexander gut aufgehoben.
Nihal und seine Familie haben uns sehr mit Rat und Tat geholfen.
Als Mensch Geschäftsmann war er einfach top.
Er hat eine Motoren Reparatur Fabrik und privat einige tolle Fahrzeuge.
Hier sein Allrad....
Auch ein Ford T4 war dabei.
friend, Nihal, in Colombo, myEXand Alexanderwerein good hands.
He, and his family helped us a lot, advices and
Also as a businessman,hewas great.
Nihalhas aengine repairfactory andprivate great vehicles.
Here is hisfour-wheel Evena FordT4was there.
Zu Besuch bei Nihal, Besprechung für einen Jagdausflug.
VisitingNihal,meetingfor ahunting trip.
Das war gemütlich, direkt am Wohnzimmer ein kleiner Innenhof mit offenem Dach.
Wenn es regnete, ein unbeschreibliches Gefühl, der Ruhe und in den Tropen zu sein.
Itwas cozy, right at the living rooma smallcourtyardwith openroof. Ifit rainedan indescribablefeelingof peace andbeing inthe tropics.
Man traf sich oft mit Freunden
Hier, mit Upali, Rechtsanwalt und ein guter Freund.
Als er zum ersten mal nach Deutschland kam, war richtiger Winter und hoher Schnee.
Es war kaum zu glauben, ein gestandener Jurist wälzte sich im Schnee, den er nur aus dem TV kannte.
Here, withUpali, a lawyer and
a good friend.
When he came toGermanyfor the first time,
wasreal winteranddeep snow.
It washard to believe thata solidlawyerrolled in thesnow, which he knew only fromthe TV.
Nach meiner Trennung mit einem einheimischen Mädel
After mybreakup with alocalgirl
Irgenwie hatte ich das Gefühl man wollte mich wieder verheiraten.
SomehowI had the feelingthey wantedto marry meagain.
Von einem Künstler hatten wir ein Pappmodell der Anlage erstellen lassen, das der dann für uns malte.
Später haben wir diese Vorlage als Visitenkartenlayout genommen.
By an artistweodered tocreate
acardboard modelof the Resort, thathe thenpainted forus.
Later,we tookthisas a
Auf einigen Routen kann man tatsächlich wilde Elefantenherden sehen. Auf dieser Fahrt waren es etwa 30 Tiere( Leider keine Fotos mehr) Daher hier ein link online
Onsome routesyou can
actuallysee wildelephant herds. (Sorry, no more photos) Here an herd of 30 animals online link.
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