I will be gone for four months, hopefully I can figure out how to get internet where I am going (Africa and Central Europe) but there are no guarantees there. At the very least, I will be able to check in at internet cafes (gotta know what is going on in the instructional leagues/AFL). The seven months was more in reference until the start of the season in March/April.
Well, four months shouldn't be too bad. At least you aren't missing the playoffs.
I'll still miss you, though. Your absence will make it harder for cooler heads to prevail in some of our inane disputes.