We have crammed most of our reading curriculum into the last 6 months, so we'll still be homeschooling, but mostly workbooks and hands on stuff - we are going to get the national parks pass so the kids can do the junior ranger program stuff as we go. I think they will really enjoy that.
You have it right about furlough being tough. 7 months of homelessness, no routine... it is really a relief to go back overseas! It is a good thing to be there... but it really makes us appreciate our ministry and host country too!