Settling In

Our deck, this morning

We drove over 700 miles yesterday, from Jacksonville Beach, Florida back home in Virginia. We left around 8 am and arrived home just before 7 pm. It was a bit jarring going from three weeks in the warm Florida air to return to temperatures in the 20s and 30s and snow on the ground. You can see what our deck looks like this morning in the photo above. Also, I was completely exhausted after making that drive last night–thus, the slight delay in getting this post out this morning. (Also, we had nothing in the house and I had to run to the grocery store to pick up a few things so that we could have breakfast.)

Tomorrow, I head back to work and the kids head back to school. That is another mental adjustment to make. Being on vacation for three weeks makes me forget about things like work and school. I just settle into the routine of taking things easy, and heading out for whatever we plan to do that day. On the one hand, that is good. I’m not taking work with me. On the other hand, it makes it harder to come back.

Today is all about unpacking, doing laundry, and getting the house back into operational order, so I am going to keep things brief here today. As part of my vacation, I took a week off writing my Practically Paperless series, but a new episode will be up on Tuesday. And I plan on getting some more writing done at some point later today as well. It sure feels good to be back in front of a large screen and typing on a mechanical keyboard after weeks of tapping away on my laptop.

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