The tickets have been bought, travel insurance has been arranged, housesitting (and cat-sitting, and fish-sitting, and hamster-sitting) has been arranged, and shortly we will be in Arizona for some downtime. The kids are looking forward to swimming, trips to the Phoenix zoo and other attractions. Kristen and I are looking forward to spending time just relaxing and learning to breathe again. The last few weeks have seemed so busy, especially with music festival - we had kids performing in the very first session, the very last session, and what felt like 75% of the sessions in-between. It feels like ages ago that we got Kol's MRI results, not just two weeks.
As a system administrator, "downtime" usually has negative connotations - it usually means that something has broken, and it's something that I try to avoid as much as possible. However, I'm looking forward to this downtime. Downtime is time to fix things that are broken, and this downtime will be good for our family's healing process.