For those who've been wondering where I've been in the last 2 weeks, here's a quick update: through sheer luck, I won a trip to Cuba, all expenses paid, 1 week. I'm not particularly wealthy, so I was thrilled to get this lucky break. (And just like you, I'm wondering if there wasn't some kind of faerie mischief behind this, but Minx denied everything.)

So that's where I was for a full week, and I'll talk a little bit about the fun stuff that happened there in upcoming posts. But before that, I have to talk about Internet access in Cuba (or the lack thereof).

Let me start by saying that Cuba is a wonderful place, and Cubans are lovely and warm people. I have nothing but affection for them. Unfortunately, their access to the Internet is pretty limited, for reasons I'm sure you'll understand. Emails were hard to get, and we even almost failed to make a weekly update because I couldn't do t remotely. (Big props for Wondollar for coming through!)

My REAL troubles started when I  made the fatal mistake of wanting to check my Paypal account from there. Because you see, Cuba is a banned country in the US, and that raised all sorts of flags, which led to my Paypal account becoming limited. This is why, for the past 2 weeks, there have been difficulties with membership creation and management.

So for the last week, I have been doing some back-and-forth with their customer service to try and resolve this. I realize this may be inconvenient to many among you and I deeply regret the situation. Im doing everything I can to fix this promptly.

So that's that for the Paypal stuff. On the brighter side, I'll have to tell you all about the "Mischief in Cuba" that Brooke and I went through.

But that's not for now...

--Jaycee

Next update: Sunday