Hi everyone, wanted to wish you a quick hello and an update
It's hectic, but things are getting done. We've bought a new car via internet for when I'm east rather than shipping our older one - very fun indeed! Hopefully that will work out as planned. I've packed/vacated my current on site apartment, cleaned and everything, getting the whole deposit back. Those are nice people who ran the place, and I'll miss them. We had to find a different apartment since the first one fell through after a glitch with real estate - this second one is nicer, bigger, closer, albeit slightly more expensive and a later start date. However, there's transition housing and that will work out fine for a week. My own DH will join me after a week, for the actual move date.
There is still a little time to finish other packing, from my 'real' home, which means choosing which dvds will come, whether or not to replace certain pieces of exercise equipment, and so on. A biggie decision: my new workplace will not accomodate business smartphones so - is it a tablet? a new personal smart phone? Both? Tethering? Do I also get a much-needed GPS ... ? Do I live with just a laptop for awhile? The techie decisions are intense!
All this flurry is serving as a much needed distraction ... I'm trying very hard not to think about the difficult parts, such as being so far from all my four footed kids for so long, worrying over my houseplants and how many will die, how Clara will do and especially, being so far from my husband. DH and Clara can call, but the cat who owns me is not going to understand, and neither will the dogs or horses. My cat is beside herself with worry over all the packing and has begun to pull her hair out again
Well, it is better to put a stop to that line of thinking.
Work - four more days onsite, three of them project review, and the fourth is a going away party that the people there decided we needed. Well, very nice of them actually, I'm rotten at saying goodbye and would otherwise have just quietly closed my office and turned in my keys. The formal announcement came out today, though many colleagues had already heard, since my new employers made an announcement much earlier (before they sent the formal job offer, actually, which is kind of funny).
Thanks to everyone here for the patience as I am really doing a poor job of maintaining the check-ins, and my workouts are *really* suffering. I'm just so distracted. But, being here reminds me, I can do something *right now* if I get moving, and a little something is better than nothing!
Take care everyone - miss you, and will be seeing you more in July.