But tomorrow, there’s coffee

coffee please!

It’s late here. Almost 11 pm. Or as they would say here, 23:00. (We call it military time. They just call it time. I’m sure there’s a witty quip in there somewhere but did I mention it’s late?!) The offer for the house was declined. They won’t accept pets. We went through a great deal of trouble, and expense, to get 2 dogs here. It would be a shame to give them away now! Haha! Buddy (one of the dogs) keeps looking at me like he somehow knows I have even suggested such a horrendous idea!

I’m not going anywhere.

So the hunt continued today. Six houses, none of course next to each other. We drove and drove and drove. Had words with the navigation app. As the bird flies it is only say 12 miles, but nothing in London is direct so we actually drive 20 to get there. We are all exhausted. However, the evening ended with the four of us (we miss you Isaac!) sitting around a table, eating moderately tasteful food (which is rather high praise at this point), and discussing the pros and cons. The conversation led to choosing another house. Once again, we cross our fingers, say a prayer, and take a deep breath.

Oh, and today, David and I braved a Laundromat. I’m sure they won’t quickly forget us as we were the ones who accidentally put a Euro in the machine instead of a Pound. They had to call in the repair guy. He was quite jovial about it and in our defense the two coins (bills don’t start here until 5 Pounds) look remarkably similar and feel quite the same. We apologized profusely. I’m sure they think we are nuts. Now the consensus is the same in at least two countries! 

We are told so often to live in the now, enjoy the journey…I’m trying but I’m not going to lie. I’m so looking forward to familiar coffee in the morning. We stopped at a store to purchase a sort of French press, Starbucks ground coffee, cream, and mugs. There’s a hot water pot in the hotel room because the British are bonkers for tea.

It was a long day. We still don’t have a home. Our lives reduced to suitcases stacked in a hotel room…but tomorrow, there’s coffee! 

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5 Comments on "But tomorrow, there’s coffee"

  1. Teddi Deppner
    27/08/2019 at 3:39 pm Permalink

    The power of coffee is not to be underestimated. Especially “familiar coffee”!

  2. Jackie Michaels
    27/08/2019 at 3:50 pm Permalink

    Oh my dear sweet friend, I do so look forward to reading your blog updates and this one, like your other’s is so witty and real! Praying for tomorrow and your day’s ahead that you will find laughter in the journey, a place to call home and some REAL good coffee in between! XOXO

  3. Mitchell C Fletcher
    27/08/2019 at 4:14 pm Permalink

    The bad: The coffee and beer in Britain is subpar at best. Starbucks is even lacking there. They have the worst IPA’s I have ever drank. Driving is crazy and terrifying, even if you are a passenger with a seasoned vet. The good: The villages and towns are cute and have some great dishes. Ask Chyanna for some food advice and recommended local chains. So much to see and do without driving terribly long distances.

  4. David Qualls
    27/08/2019 at 9:30 pm Permalink

    I’m so thankful to be able to take this journey with you!

  5. Rebecca Qualls
    28/08/2019 at 1:49 pm Permalink

    Me too!!!

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