That first day we were all so exhausted that we didn't do much other than eat some lunch in a near by cafe and run to the market to pick up a few necessities, we were all in bed by 6pm. It was so nice to know that we'll be here for such a good amount of time that there was no need to rush out and do anything.
The next day we had planed to get some phones and explore our neighborhood but right before we left the house our door bell rang. It turned out to be my Uncle and Aunt (my mother's half-brother) who I'd never met before. They live about 4 hours north of Madrid but happened to be in town that weekend. The previous night I had facebooked my cousin letting her know our address and telling her that if her parents are in town to have them stop by, and I am so happy they did. Lino is my Uncle and was so nice immediately treating us as family. We walked around town with them and saw where Nick would work, they also showed us how close we were to Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. It was the best way to spend our first full day in Madrid, it felt so nice having family close. But I don't think I have ever regretted not speaking Spanish more than that afternoon,they both don't speak any English so it was a lot of translating for Nick and and a lot of hand gestures and broken Spanish for me. :)