January 22, 2010
Tomorrow we start vacation. The concept is mostly loose. We spend a week driving to Ft. Lauderdale, where we'll catch an 8 day cruise and then spend another week driving home. Other than the cruise, there is no scheduled events or set itinerary. We'll go where we are drawn.
So, today is a day of getting ready. Packing what's needed and then, packing the car. Then, comes the cleaning. Beau is not real up on the cleaning for vacation part, but, generally, he's a good sport and humors me with a bit of vacuuming and sweeping. I suppose it stems from childhood. My mother always required we clean house before we leave with the solid statement "it's so nice to come home to a clean house". Beau's correct really, in that our son will be here quite abit, and I'm sure some of his friends will come and go. So, no matter how much we clean, it's not going to be exactly the same kind of clean when we get back. But, it's a compulsion, now, and we must clean.