Yesterday we walked to the base chapel for church. They have the following services: Liturgical, Evangelical, Gospel, and Casual. We chose the evangelical service, and it wasn't bad. The chaplain even mentioned Jesus a few times. We were greeted by the chaplain of the gospel service, and he asked about our religious preferences. He is UPC. After service there was a dinner, so we stayed, being sick of Taco Bell. Some people talked to us and made us feel welcome.
After church Bob and Taryn went to see a house in Feltwell, but about 10 minutes later they came back. The radiator in the new car is done. So he called and canceled his two house-viewing appointments. The Feltwell people called back and asked if they could come pick him up. Sure, why not? Bob said the house was pretty nice, but after they heard we had 6 children they discouraged us from renting it. Said we'd be too crowded and want out in 6 months. oh, well.
This morning Bob had an appointment to see a house in Lakenheath, so he called a taxi to take him out there. Not long after he left, the estate agency called to cancel the appointment because they didn't have the key to the house. I guess I was a little harsh with the receptionist. She called back to ask if they could give us a ride out to see it later on. I said my main concern was for Bob standing out there at the house in the cold, not knowing what is going on. (I'd looked for his shop number to call, but couldn't find it.) So they sent the agent out to pick him up. He was very sorry about the trouble, and took Bob to the car rental place. Bob rented a van and came home. Then we called the agent back and set up a viewing for this afternoon. Had lunch, went back to the house in Lakenheath. It's about 5 minutes form base, which is a good thing since we started late and had to go back because we were out of gas.
Saw that house. It is a former base house; has American electric outlets and forced-air heat and closets, all of which are rare here. Kinda blah looking, no garage. He had 3 others for us to see.
The next one, in Cheveley, near Newmarket, was pretty nice. 2 big living rooms plus a study, fireplace, closets, large bedrooms. But only 1 bath, and the garage is across the street. I really liked it, liked the yard, the village, the living rooms.
Then to a house being worked on in Newmarket. It will be really nice. Has a shower and a bath room. But very small yard, and the clothes dryer is in the garage (washer is in the kitchen). Also they want a bit much and we are afraid even if they come down, it will go up when we renew the lease.
Then to a house in Beck Row, right outside Mildenhall base. It was 3 floors; Living, dining, kitchen down, then two bedrooms each with a closet and shower plus the "family bath," the top floor had two small rooms with sloping ceilings. The living room had wood floor and the dining had carpet. The yard was small, and we are unsure of the parking.
So we came home, really wanting to make a decision tonight. Thought and talked. Prayed and talked and thought.
I'd choose Cheveley, but Bob thinks one we saw last week in Red Lodge is better. Bigger yard, closer to base, has a conservatory and utility room, and good parking area plus garage big enough to work in. So tomorrow we'll call about it and see if it's still available, and find out what to do next.
He ordered a new radiator for the Honda.
We are looking for something to do fun and Christmassy this weekend.
Well, there is lots more, I'm sure, but only one computer can get online, so I need to let Bob have his turn.