Well, I’m finally back from my mini-vacation. And after sorting through the 400 e-mails in my inbox (which actually isn’t bad considering how many days I was gone), I remembered that I had something special to share on the blog.
I’m used to working on Christmas, because, as I’ve said many times, the news never takes a vacation. But, it was a difficult holiday for my younger sister. Our parents are back in Africa and she didn’t feel much like celebrating.
But, as soon as I rolled into town, we plugged in the webcam and had a family Christmas via Skype. Dad read the traditional Christmas story. We opened our presents and showed them off via the webcam. That was a bit tricky because if you wave it around too much it’s a big blur. Plus the fact that my parent’s Internet connection is barely above dial-up and frequently goes out for hours or days at a time.
But, we managed to hang out long enough that I had them give a little shout-out to my blog readers.
So here it is, all the way from Tanzania to eastern Iowa.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Posted under Holiday
This post was written by jjarvis on December 29, 2008