I have no idea if there is anyone still out there, because it's been so long since I've actually blogged. I lost interest last year, not long after Travis returned home from that brutally long 15 month deployment. The last time I posted was March 2008. Several months ago, I decided that I probably wasn't going to post anytime soon, and was tired of paying for a blog that I wasn't using, even if it was only $5 a month. So I deleted my blog. Almost instantly, I began to regret it (especially when I discovered that someone else took my blog name and used it for advertisements). I looked around at the free blog services, but I couldn't get the blog url that I wanted. Recently, several people contacted me, asking how I was, and why I wasn't blogging any more. That made me realize how much I miss the interaction of reading and commenting on blogs, and decided to start again. I checked Typepad, and found that my old blog address was once again available. I haven't restored things exactly to the way they once were, but I did import my old posts. Lots of the photos have been lost, because I used to use Typepad to host my images, so I'll have to weed out the old stuff, but that will all be done in good time.