The shifting definition of home

What a ride we've had!  Home for just over a month we are putting a lot of what we learned traveling into practice.

We came home to an unexpected and unpleasant discovery at our house.  We found out that our tenant who had been giving us headaches the whole trip really topped the cake by renting out our house the entire time we were gone on AirBnB!  We think over 200 people came through our house and instead of keeping her lease until July as we had planned we knew that we could no longer trust her and she will be out of the house mid-January (edited update, she is out!!!!!!!!!).  This has been a really stressful reintegration to the USA, we've had to hire a lawyer and we are practicing patience, unexpected planning, and communication.  I swear talking to her is harder than communicating with others in SE Asia when there was no common language!  It's been a really stressful time and we literally couldn't have gone through this without the support of our family and friends.

We have had a bit of fun in-between negotiations between our lawyer and Molly.  I traveled down to Sacramento first thing meet my niece Emerson.  Krysti is a friend that I have called from almost every country we visited and she was on my list of people to see ASAP when home.  We had a blast hanging out with the newest member of their family.  I'm already in love with Miss Emerson and wish they didn't live so far away!

We have also spent a lot of time with family.  My brother and his girlfriend are also living with my parents right now (they are visiting from Belgium).  We've enjoyed lots of time in the kitchen with them and continuing our crossword puzzles.   

I'm not sure what the purpose of this blog is now that we are home... but will probably continue to post our future travels.  We are itching to travel some when we have an income again!