We set out Sunday morning in search of all the things. We discovered a few things of great importance.
1. They do NOT have Cheezies here. Morro needs to find a new comfort food and Jasp can't find Cheezie fingerprints in her diary.
2. They DO have Tampax brand but NOT Life brand which is not great for the part where Morro discovers that the tampons are Life brand and how ironical that is.
3. The hardware store is open on Sundays and holidays and they DO have a toilet for us to buy. YAY!
4. (Yes a few is supposed to be 3 but oh well) We CAN'T find a bed! Jasp is going to have to sleep on the floor.
We spent the rest of Sunday inside looking out our window at the beautiful rainy view of chimeny stacks and green green trees, longing for a bed and Cheezies. We also used up all the internet looking for them. Did you know you can use up the internet!?!
Our technician is pretty cool. His name is Lewis Loveday and he seems pretty smart and we made him laugh at our tech which we thought was a good sign. Our stage is teeny tiny so it turns out it is a good thing we didn't get a bed yet because it wouldn't fit. We puzzled together the toilet and placed it centre stage. It's beautiful. And Lewis made it look pink with the lights. As we looked at the toilet, glowing in its spotlight, and then at the box that its pieces were birthed from, we had a eureka moment. We can use the box as a bed! Morro tried it out and promptly fell to the floor. She actually kept trying it out thinking that maybe it would work at different angles but it kept being a box and therefore Morro kept falling on the floor. So we decided to set out to look for something to fill it with - "structural integrity" as The Sir calls it.
Polling people on the street we got various ideas of what we could support the box with: newspaper, wine bottles, toilet paper rolls, foam... FOAM! Mission: find the foam. We took our empty toilet box and set out to find a store we were told was called "The Foam Store". It's a lot harder to find things without the internet but people are so nice to you when you are carrying a toilet box around asking for advice and if they have heard of a store that sells just foam. After two hours, many creative box carrying methods, and an on foot tour of several areas of Edinburgh, we found the store. It really is a store that sells just foam. Sadly, it was closed. We just missed it by half an hour so we'll have to come bak tomorrow. But at least we know it exists. If you look for long enough things really do come true.