We had a wonderful trip to Israel and Jordan. All things considered, it was a very smooth, enjoyable, and educational trip. I have lots of photos to sort and label, but I'll try to get some posts up soon. In the meantime, I'm washing, drying, ironing, folding, hanging, mowing, weeding, and just plain getting back in the swing of things.
Life did not stop while we were gone. Our young chickens started laying and we came home to several egg cartons full of "hen fruit". Our closing date for the delayed refinance is only a few days away (taking advantage of 3% interest, hurray)!, the electrician is coming tomorrow to start detangling the mess that is our upstairs wiring, the floor sanding guy will arrive next Monday (whether we have the furniture out or not!), and the bathroom contractors will start demolition in less than a week and a half away. I'd like a pause button on life some days, but it just keeps roaring ahead!