I'll be completely missing EduCon this year, I think for the first time. It has been a good trip for me, in addition to the inherent value of the conference, because we could stay with my Aunt and Uncle in the suburbs and the kids could get a mid-winter visit with the grandparents. George and Susan have moved to Bridgewater, however, so I've lost that angle. Plus, I will soon have to make the great sacrifice of attending a week-long SchoolTool meeting at Critical Links' offices in Coimbra, Portugal. It will be a great sacrifice to leave these piles of snow behind.