Nothing too earth-shattering to relate - we've been traveling, and have come to rest (temporarily) in OH. We're soaking up family time, until early next week. Then it's back to SC, to prepare to move once again.
The holiday is making it more difficult to get the paperwork together for our new house. I'm hoping that everything will work out, but, if it doesn't, we'll find a rental for the short-term, and look around again. It's too much of a buyer's market to jump through hoops for any home, however nice.
What the immigration bill defeat teaches us is - don't count your chickens. Also, it serves as a reminder that politicians can be sneaky - they really thought they could pull a fast one, bringing the bill back with fancy procedural tricks.
I used that experience as a lead-in to my point in an educational conference last week. I pointed out that the power of the blogs has not been tapped, and that the organization needed to begin working with them. I'm not sure that my message was received. They were far more focused on using traditional MSM, along with pre-blog advocacy measures.
They are trying to lobby Congress to fund improved science education. I was at an NSELA conference, where we discussed the current state of science education. You can find more about legislation and hearings at the preceding link.