Well, the electrician came today, installed two new plugs in the living room and fixed the thermostat on our water heater all for a measley 40 euros. Wow. Find a price like THAT in America!
The really great news is that our plugs are only 40% grounded, if we want it fully grounded it means a couple hundred euros and tearing through the walls all through the apartment from the breaker box. Not only that, it seems I've been living in false security in my apartments all over Greece, apparently it is highly unlikely that ANY plugs we've used have ever been grounded. I preferred living in ignorance. What is going to happen is I am going to sit here and worry about until we finally decide it is worth the trouble to tear shit up. We'll see. Right now I am just happy to have no more boxes in our small living room I might live dangerously for awhile.
A couple more boxes of crap and the oven delivery and installation on Friday should finish up our informal living space here. Then we'll start to work on the NCA (No Cats Allowed) area, which is basically a nice large living/dining area in the front of the apartment. This will be where we receive any and all guests over the age of 50 (unless said guests want to see the cats) and will be our formal, dignified area (otherwise known as the boring part of the apartment).
It will be so nice to get completely settled. Then we won't be moving for a couple of years!