What does the word mean? It turns out that it can be incredibly nuanced from one person to another. There are also differences between American and Spanish versions of legality. I will admit that in my younger days, there were times when I operated in the gray areas of legality, but those days are gone.
It may appear to many that this was “all of the sudden”, but in actuality it has been nearly a year in the making. And that is just once we made the decision to move to Spain, we dreamed and researched plenty prior to that.