The Ertls have landed

Well, I think that the first comment Toni left in this space was back on July 17, 2003, and he started his own blog on August 19, 2003.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Today Toni, his good wife Chris and his son Ben, came to our house for a visit.

This here Internet thing is quite cool. (Because they live in England.)

Now if we can just find a husband for my sister...

Ben, Thomas, Micah, Lauralea, Chris, and Toni.

You know there is always some nervousness when you meet someone you've only known online and on the phone, but this nervousness melted away quickly as we connected with Toni and Chris.

They are who I thought they would be. Warm, gracious, caring, and sensitive people. And Ben, who I've had only limited contact with, turns out to be easy to connect with, especially on things gaming... :)

So, the internet can be a cool place to meet people.

Don't believe ALL the hype.


  1. It does sound a bit weird - I know them from blogging. My kids look at me and say - are you sure they are OK? You know the warnings about meeting people on line?

    I am looking forward to meeting them in person tomorrow.

  2. I don't believe the hype...after all I met you and Lauralea via the internet! ;)

    Can't wait to meet the Ertls.

  3. Some of the people at work teased me about coming here too, lots of comments about axe murderers & so on. They were mostly joking!

    We did have some mild concerns, but we have felt very welcomed.


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