I bet you can guess what time it is! 536AM on Sunday morning. I am typing this without coffee because I don’t want to wake up the whole household. So, forgive the typos. I would start packing my suitcases but again, I don’t want to wake the household up!
Yesterday was jam packed. By the time 10PM rolled around, I couldn’t even keep my eyes open to reread the email I had just sent!
I did ultimately end up fixing their internet connection after swapping out the hardware and spending too many hours with the service provider to get them to give me the information I needed. However, by 7PM last night, they were back online finally 🙂 It took much more time than was necessary. I left a detailed note for the tech that is supposed to come to tomorrow so that they don’t undo all of the work!
Yesterday morning, we signed the new lease and I turned over the keys. I kept expecting them to take off from the ground. To say that they are really excited to be going to live there is an understatement. That is the right fit for the house. And if I was a little choked up when I left, I managed to keep it under control until the car.
In the middle of the afternoon, I also got to make a quick run past Dub Sea coffee and surprise Sibelle with my presence. It was good to see her and see that Dub Sea is still going strong as the heart of a community.
From then on, it was off with Jan on a quest for sneakers. I need a new pair and I’ve told you all about the problem of having my size feet in the Netherlands! It was a great deal of fun to go shopping with her. She absolutely is not the right person to go with if you are rigid in your thinking. In between the shoes aisles, I got some pretty wise lessons about life and other things 😉
Of course, then it was time to head back to her business and take another whack at the internet which ultimately worked. From there, we had dinner last night around their dining room table which was loud and fun.
I am going to miss this warm, lively energy when I get home. I mean, I have my own pets and they don’t leave me alone. However, family space is different and this family is very special. What a bunch of characters 🙂
I think eventually this morning we will go out for breakfast. Then I have to return the crates of mail to the post office and go by PCC to get the tortillas. I have deliberately waited until today to do that.
This has been a really good trip. While there were moments that I didn’t know what to do with all the emotion I was feeling other than try to get through the next 60 seconds, I made it through those. The next time I come back, there will be different things to focus on and feel.