so we’re here!
and the flight wasn’t nearly as bad as we had anticipated. we almost got stuck in atlanta, and that would have been bad, because i’m not sure we could have convinced ourselves to get on another plane the next day, but then the crew showed up, and they switched us to a plane that worked, and we landed in Florida and got settled into the base hotel approximately 22 hours after we left the base hotel in England.
yesterday i looked at houses with our realtor, and after much discussion, and even a pros and cons list, mike and I made an offer on a house today.
this afternoon we put a hold on a car (we just couldn’t face sitting at the dealership for hours after sitting for hours at the mortgage company this morning). we’ll go fill out the paperwork tomorrow.
we’re all trying to get over the jet lag, and the internet and phone connection from our room has been spotty, so posting may be infrequent for a little bit (you: what else is new?), but we here.
mike says that he! loves! America! at least a few times a day – most recently after being able to pay at the pump at the gas station tonight.