On January 28th, 2009 I will have been married for 20 years. I realize that is not nearly as long as some but it is definitely longer than most. Anyway, I have been hearing for the last 20 years from my wife, “You are taking me on a cruise for our 20th!” So guess where we are going?
We leave New Orleans on Saturday for a 5 day cruise to Mexico. We will have stops in Progresso on the Yucatan Peninsula and the island of Cozumel. On our anniversary, the 28th, we will be at sea traveling back to the U.S.A It also happens to be formal night in the dining room, which will be perfect for our celebration.
The one fortunate thing about this whole messed up economy thing is that the cost of travel has come down considerably. This will be one of the least expensive vacations we have ever taken.
Anyway, you might ask what this has to do with The Houseparent Network? The answer is simple! From about 10:00 PM January 23rd until about 8:00 PM January 29th The Houseparent Network will be on Auto-Pilot. I refuse to pay $2.49 to talk on my cellphone or 50 cents to send a text message, so my phone will be turned off the whole time. Internet costs $24 an hour, so I won’t be spending much time on that either. Feel free to send me an e-mail if you wish and if I can answer it, I will. I won’t be posting any listings or doing any updates until I return.
I apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but it will be the first time since I started the website over 8 years ago, that I have been unavailable for more than a a day or two and I think I owe it to my wife for putting up with me for 20 years. I just hope withdrawal from technology is not very painful.