So. Oh my gosh. We’re home.
We got back into the States yesterday at noon, and we had such good intentions: collect our baggage, board BART, wash our vacation clothes, shower, and do grocery shopping to stay up and readjust to Pacific Standard Time.
Then we found out our luggage never left Amsterdam, so we wouldn’t be able to do laundry. And the pilot light at our house was out, so there’s no hot water, so we cannot (comfortably) shower.
So instead of doing grocery shopping, eating dinner, catching up on TV, and going to bed at a normal California time, we just went to sleep. I was in bed for fifteen hours with minimal breaks to use the bathroom and try on a pair of shoes that arrived while we were abroad.
And it was great. Hello, California.