Oh, hello, there! Yes, I guess it has been a while. Well, the very short story is that I finally found one business model that generates actual income, and I've been focused on that since January. I'll go into details in a future post, but for right now, I just wanted to let you know of our plans. Cat Lady and I have been living rather frugally for over a year, and now that some money is (finally) coming in, we wanted to take some of that and apply it toward a much-deserved vacation.
As always, the timing isn't ideal, but I'm rolling with it. My day-job needed me for all sorts of overtime for the next week for a short-term project, my primary self-employment client has been pushing for a major release, and of course, both need to be done by Wednesday. Then we're leaving for an 11-day, 800+ mile loop through PA, VA, DC, MD, DE, NJ, and then back to PA. (See above.) We'll be spending a few days in Pennsylvania Dutch country and Hershey, staying at two different farms, seeing some friends, rushing through a whirlwind tour of Washington, resting a few more days in Ocean City, MD, and then two nights in Philadelphia. Seven of the ten nights were arranged via AirBnB, a peer-to-peer alternative to hotels. (Why, yes, that's an affiliate link, and you'll get a $25 credit if you end up using the service yourself.) I'll try to microblog to my Twitter account, which in turn should auto-post here as a daily aggregate. This will be a very animal-oriented trip, featuring horses, cows, alpacas and a duck.