Saturday, March 28, 2015

Getting Settled In

Thought I'd drop by and give a quick update on life. The Geekwif and I drove out to Denver earlier this week, spent a couple of days looking at apartments, and finally chose one. We moved in to the new place two days ago, quickly followed by renting some basic furniture and purchasing household supplies and groceries so that we could actually, you know, live here.

Rental furniture is very expensive -- I had no idea. If we didn't already have a ton of furniture back home just waiting to be moved here, I would have just bought new stuff instead of renting. So, we rented the bare minimum of items that I/we will need for the next few weeks.

Also, we placed the order for cable TV and Internet, to be delivered a few days hence. Until then, we're using my iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Seems to work pretty well, although I'm keeping a close eye on our data usage. I may need to bump up my data allowance this month, if things continue as they are. But if the Internet access is delivered on time, we'll have that Wi-Fi to use instead of my mobile phone, and then my data usage should drop off considerably.

Speaking of Wi-Fi, I have been amazed at how many stores and restaurants in the area provide free Wi-Fi for their customers. I went to a local Dairy Queen to get a couple of treats, and was prompted to connect to their guest Wi-Fi! Same thing happened at Target. And a couple of other places. I feel like a man who's spent the last seven years wandering the desert in search of water, only to stumble upon an expansive oasis that I had no idea existed. Welcome (back) to modern suburban living, I guess.

Moving on...

I start my job next week -- really looking forward to that.

Geekwif will also return home next week to finish packing, then a couple weeks after that I will fly back just in time to work together with her and the professional movers to get everything moved.

Once we have all of our own furniture in place, we'll return the rented items. It will be really nice to have all my stuff here, although I suspect we will struggle to find a place for everything. But that's not a bad problem to have, all things considered.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

When Everything Finally Starts Coming Together

Finally, I can begin talking about the crazy turns life has taken the past few months. I'm going to keep it short and relatively light on details, as this is a public blog and I'm not really in the habit of airing all my laundry for others to see.

Since early January, I have:
  1. Lost a fantastic job (due to business re-org, not my performance) that I will miss, especially the people!
  2. The Geekwif and I decided to relocate to a city near the Rocky Mountains, which has been a dream of ours for almost twenty years.
  3. Found a recruiter to help with the job search and make sure my resume stood out above the competition.
  4. Gone through multiple interviews and landed a new job.
  5. Got the house on the market and done several showings with positive feedback.
Now we just need to find an apartment and get me moved in, start my new job, and sell the house! Also, I want to learn how to snowboard.

Here's to new adventures!

Blog posting will remain light for the next few weeks as we go through the remaining steps in our relocation. Hopefully after we get settled in, I will be able to start writing again and life may return to some semblance of normalcy... albeit with mountains!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

So Close...

... and yet so far. Still dealing with "life stuff", and still can't talk about it yet. Maybe in a few more weeks -- stay tuned. I can say that it is mostly positive rather than negative.

In other news, Spock has gone where all men eventually go. Here's to Leonard Nimoy, for taking a coldly logical, inhuman character, and making him human.