Well that is a great question.

Sorry all to disappear both from our FS blog but also from the unboxing reviews. We appreciate everyone we worked with.

Andrew and I decided last May to take a break from the blog for 2 reasons. 1) Because I was realizing how much money we were investing into the blog and because we committed to not generating an income from YouTube and Blogger we were not covering our costs.  I did truly love what I was doing, BUT it was starting to take a toll on us financially.

However, we would have continued if not for number 2. In 2016 the US started a 11 month election that took its toll on us as a country, but also divided a lot of us abroad. If you are "the Hatch Act" of 1939, officially An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, is a United States federal law whose main provision prohibits employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president, vice-president, and certain designated high-level officials of that branch, from engaging in some forms of political activity. The law was named for Senator Carl Hatch of New Mexico. It was most recently amended in 2012. Why am I giving you a history lesson?

This specific law says government employees while at work are unable to discuss at length politics or engage in political activity. Fun fact: US Diplomats posted abroad are considered "always at work." So Andrew and I were unable to articulate our thoughts and concerns about the election on this blog and any and all social media. To be honest, I think this is an archaic rule, but I am sure there are reasons for security and safety I will never understand. We took a hiatus on the blog to allow ourselves not to slide down the slippery slope.

The Dubinsky family has and always will serve the federal government and serve at the discretion of Embassy Ambassadors and the US president. We remain committed to the goals and objectives of the Department of State and USAID.

I will update later in the week whats going on with us as we...PREPARE TO LEAVE GHANA!
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