Haven’t posted in a few days because we had already had a busy weekend away planned when we learned that one of our family-by-choice wasn’t going to be able to attend without some serious intervention. Lo, our three day weekend became a SIX-day weekend, our van got a trip across the Canadian border, and our house got one heck of a lot tidier than it would have gotten if we’d just been packing to BE houseguests rather than HAVE a houseguest.
In short: no posts for most of a week, and 100% worth it. >:)
(Also, no way this would have worked half as well if the kids had been in by-the-clock school!)