Everybody in the town is asleep right now because it was carnival yesterday which explains why there were so many four foot tall vampires on the way home on Friday. So last night was party night and they are very upset in the next town that the ayuntamiento didn't dish out hot chocolate like they usually do.
Everybody talks about the crisis here, but quite honestly, all the locals own vast tracts of land which they sell off periodically, or have restaurants, gas stations, many apartments that they rent out and they all go to the Dominican Republic after Christmas. The son of the lace teacher here owns all the one armed bandits and pinball machines between here and Valencia. But at least the sun brightens up the world here.