The kids are in bed and we are all packed. The family that rarely goes on vacation is finally going on vacation. A car will pick us up at 6am in the morning and we’ll arrive in Seattle before noon (love gaining time). Of course I will be back online soon as I simply can’t seem to stay away (and unfortunately I do have some work to do while on vacation). Is it weird that I spent almost 5 hours today cleaning the house, leaving barely enough time to pack? I hate hate hate coming home to a messy house and while I normally do not mind cleaning the apartment, for once I wished someone had come and done it for me. I think I was/am a bit nervous about leaving the business for 2 weeks – and the timing isn’t great for my work projects either – but I’m nervous about having to ramp the business back up when we get back. 2 weeks is a long time to be away, and the nature of both our jobs being what they are, it’s hard to accept that we won’t be earning any money for half of August (the big downside of being self-employed – no paid vacations!). We’ll have to work extra hard when we get back to get ready for Fall and grow the biz (the trip and the slower summer season have been sort of a benchmark in the timeline for developing new business), but in the meantime, I will try and not think about it too much. See you on the other side of the country.