It's been more than 2 months since my last post, but for good reason. My last post was actually written on January 2, 2011 in Simi Valley, CA. This one is being written in Austin, TX. Why Austin? Well..
On January 3, I went in to work and was told that they were shutting down the Simi Valley office. I was one of the lucky few who was offered an opportunity to keep my job. My job, however, was moving to Austin, TX.
OK, here were the problems:
Sooo... 2 and a half months later... The house is in escrow. Should all go well, it should close by the end of this week/beginning of next.
Mrs. splorp!'s parents (and aunt) helped us pack and then her parents helped us drive out. I drove a 26' U-Haul (those things are friggin' huge) and Dave trailed me in his Tahoe. Mrs. splorp! and her mom drove the Fit. My car was transported out along with several other co-workers, so we didn't have to worry about that.
Mrs. splorp! got a new job - they even kick in towards her insurance (it's through my job). She really likes it and it matches her skill set very well. She also starts accruing 4 weeks of vacation starting day 1! Serious w00tage!
Our apartment is almost as big as our house (unfortunately, it's right next to train tracks). A co-worker has GENEROUSLY offerred her backyard during the day for Dart. Mrs. splorp! drops him off in the morning and I pick him up in the evening. Today was the first day we did it. When I got there in the afternoon, he was thrilled to see me. Much happier than he's been caged up all day.
I hope to add more details in the next week or so.