Interestingly enough, I took a similar length hiatus from posting to this site as well.
For the sake of fairness:
I purchased a Canon 700D/T5i last night that I will hopefully will receive at some point this weekend *super excited* (was given a rebel xti by a friend who upgraded in 2012ish, bought a rebel xt in 2008)
I decided to skip university and independently study and work as a computer service technician, support consultant, and sales associate for about 10 years and nailed myself a technical consultant position with a local university about a year and a half ago.
I live in CT with my Wife (got married over this past summer), daughter, and son.
I'm very familiar with how busy life can get. I take photos when I can, typically nature, but shooting my children is good fun from time to time as well. I also plan to do some video work (nerd podcasting, maybe try my hand at some short films).
I too have a small store of photos (most of which could use some post production work and i'm lazy)... if I find something that I think is worthy of DA's attention somewhere in the giant pile of useless frames, I'll certainly post it as I come across it.
While it's been quite a while since I've frequented this site, I remember that I used to enjoy viewing your photographic creations on a regular basis and hope to do so again.