We decided that this might be a fun way to keep you updated on life at home 
while you are away.  We were worried about not being able to 
talk on the phone so we (I) decided that we could try to 
create an online journal so that you can keep up with everything that is going on.
You can comment at the bottom of the posts or not, it is up to you what you do but 
know that we will try and post something here every day or two so that you can stay 
in touch even if you can't call.image