Well, we went to Palm Coast, FL (between Jacksonville and Daytona on the Atlantic side) last Sunday. We went to the beach every day except Thursday. It was relaxing and fun (no teenagers because it wasn't a 'major' beach). Joey got sick on Monday (until Thursday)with "Hand, Foot, and Mouth"*, and he was teething his pre-molars that week, so he was pretty grumpy most of the beginning of the week. I have lots of pictures of him at the beach early that week crying is sweet head off. The last half of the week, however, he was in a great mood, and was running into the ocean (I was in front of him the whole time, but still was scared to death at his ignorance of danger). I do have a ton of pictures, but I just have them on my windows box and haven't uploaded them to the server, yet. If anyone is interested in seeing them, just pop me an email, and I'll point you to the URL.
Thursday we went to Kennedy Space Center, and had just a great time. They have a relatively new building (the Saturn V/Apollo Center) which has a full scale rebuilt saturn V rocket (which is taken apart and has explanations of each piece, and at each piece, they have retired NASA engineers there to answer any questions) and exhibits for all the Apollo missions. I have a great picture of the first Stage booster rockets and another one with joey and my wife under them to show how huge they are. All in all, it was a great vacation, but I'm flying next time (no more 16 hour trips with a 13 month old!).
My house is still a mess. We have had a long hard time unpacking, but it will all fall into place by next week (I hope).
I logged into slashdot today to find 60 messages. That's odd, I get about 30-40 a day. Well, I must of hit some type of time delay or message max, cause I only have messages from last Thursday. So if there was any good JE's or
You asked for moving advice. Well, make sure you put all important stuff (keys, etc) into one box, and mark it so you can find it. Don't pack boxes to the rooms in the old place, pack them into boxes of where they WILL be going (IE - if something in the closet will be going into the basement for storage, put it in the 'basement' box, not the 'closet' box, IE2 - if you don't have a basement, but WILL be moving into a house with a basement, make 'basement' boxes and pack them with stuff you plan on putting in the basement). AND MARK YOUR BOXES!
A 'too late' piece of advice is to get Rubbermaid 'totes' and use them instead of boxes. They are easy to store when not used, strong, stackable, and easily reused. Very nice to use if you haven't bought boxes.
* Hand, foot, and mouth isn't the same as 'hoof and mouth' disease. Its kinda like chicken-pox that toddlers get. Little blisters appear on their hands and feet (which aren't bad), and in the back of their throat (which is bad). So, basically, Joey hardly ate and could only drink water (or else he's screaming in pain). It only lasted a few days, and the pediatrician said as long as he doesn't get dehydrated (drinks a lot and has a wet diaper every 8 hours), he'll be fine. Its just a virus that runs its course.