Keeping the Roof Over Our Heads … For Now

Going into the Zeller #EruoTrip2k15 (note: I have never used that hashtag) we were saying this was the last “big” trip we’ll take in a while. We’re homeowners now, we have a mortgage, a new roof to buy and one day we’ll update the kitchen (and by “update” I mean tear it to shreds and put in something completely new). People who literally need a roof over their heads shouldn’t be spending their money on overseas travel!

And, we were totally okay with that plan. Seriously, we love being homeowners and happy that this is where our money and time is going… but about halfway through this trip we realized that we’re just as much in love with travel. I’ve been struggling ever since this moment to figure out why and how we could love so much these two very different things – the Zellers can’t be homebodies AND world travelers, can they?

Then it hit me why we love both so much. We aren’t really in love with travel or homeownership; we’re in love with solving problems.  And that’s just it, international travel is full of problem solving, it requires figuring out situations that back home require no thought at all (what on earth did I just order? Is that a sign for the bathroom or the kitchen? Is this stranger being nice to me, or insulting me?)

The above quote is true, however we literally need a roof over our heads. So, we’ll just have to live off of the 1,000 or so photos we took on our latest trip and continue the massive ongoing problem solving necessary for our house.

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