The Friday gathering – I'm back

By glblguy

NC Mountains
Photo by: msprague

We returned on Wednesday from a wonderful week long trip in the North Carolina mountains. We didn’t visit anywhere special, but spent all of our time resting, relaxing, reading, exploring and playing with our kids. We got a little more rain than we would have liked, but our Swiss Gear tent held up great and kept us nice and dry. I can’t recommend Swiss Gear products enough!

I want to take a second and thank the bloggers who wrote some excellent guest posts for me while I was away: rocket from Rocket Finance, FrugalDad, and That One Caveman from One Caveman’s Financial Journey. Also, thanks to Lynnae from Being Frugal who kept an eye on my blog while I was away.

Of course the problem with taking vacation is having to come home. I returned to more than 150 emails in my personal inbox (includes emails from Gather Little by Little) and more than 300 emails in my work inbox! I’ve finally sorted through them all and my inboxes are once gain empty, but wow that was a lot of work! Yesterday was also very busy trying to get my arms around everything at work, checking in with my staff and finalizing a few emergencies that happened while I was out.

The vacation was worth it though, especially since I was completely disconnected from both my cell phone and the internet. That was a vacation in and of itself.

You can expect posting to be back to a normal schedule starting Monday. Now for the gathering…

The Gathering

I spent about 2-3 hours last night reading through my Google Reader backlog, but did make it through. Granted, I did a great deal of skimming but managed to compile a list of my favorite articles from this week. Here they are, hope you enjoy:

7 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The Friday gathering – I'm back”

  1. That One Caveman Says:

    Thanks for noticing my article and including it in the gathering. I don’t think credit cards are evil, either. The first two installments of my Credit Perspectives series focused on the “extreme” opinions. Check out yesterday’s final installment for my true belief on the subject.

  2. Pinyo Says:

    Welcome back. I just got back myself. We were so close to each other — I was as far down as Virginia Beach over the weekend!

  3. Ron@TheWisdomJournal Says:

    “King of lists posts?”

    Wow, now I have a reputation to live up to! Thanks for the link Gibble! I love reading your site on a daily basis :) and glad to have you back. Just got back from a vacation myself, so get ready for a picture post next week…Yellowstone National Park and Mt Rushmore!

  4. Frugal Dad Says:

    Welcome home! Glad to see you made it back safe and sound. The Smoky Mountains are one of my favorite parts of the country. My grandfather and I spent many, many days on the Blue Ridge parkway from Georgia to Virginia touring the Smokies. Beautiful country!

    Thanks again for the opportunity to guest post, and for including my article in the roundup this week.

  5. "Mo" Money Says:

    I recently read and article about having all those emails to lgo through. You respond to everyone who emails you and tell them you are on vacation and if this email is important, to please resend the email when you are back. Might be worth a try.

  6. Mrs. Micah Says:

    Glad you had such a good time! :)

    And you’d be surprised what you can do without a/c. I’ve always had an enjoyed a/c for sleeping until this year, but it’s surprisingly easy to deal with as long as you can find ways to get cooler.