I’ve been absent from the blog for awhile now. Part of the absence is due to the usual springtime madness. (I’ll post pictures, I promise.) However, a large part of it is due to the fact that major changes are in the works.
The Biggest News
We’re moving! We are physically moving out of Antioch. In a rare display of concern for my family’s privacy, I’m not going to tell you exactly where we’re moving. We’re staying the Bay Area, but moving north. There are many factors at play in our decision, and I’ll likely blog about them at some point. For now, the reason we’re moving is that Antioch has become unsafe. Last year, there were either 13 or 14 homicides. One of them occurred just next to Jackson’s school. There have been 3 homicides as of this writing. In January, a friend of a friend of Jackson’s was kidnapped from in front of her home. The victim, who was found a few hours after her abduction, is a classmate of a friend of Jackson’s from preschool. That was way too close to home for us.
One of my high school friends and her family live where we’re going. A few years ago, my friend Christy and her family moved east so she could get her Master’s degree. They’re moving back, and they’re going to this city. I asked Christy, “Would it be really stalker-y if we moved there too?” She was actually quite excited by the possibility of having friends there. We’re both excited by the prospect of swapping children for date nights. Her oldest daughter is about to turn 12 and is excited at the idea of being a mother’s helper. Sweet!
The Big News
I found a job! Actually, the job found me. A recruiter called me and inquired if I had the necessary experience. I do. I got an interview. I thought I did well with the woman who interviewed me, but I wasn’t sure what the man thought. Their final question was about commuting: Could I commute to Town? I answered that I could for awhile, but that we would be moving over the summer, and, at that point, I’d have to telecommute, though I could come in once or twice a week. They didn’t seem to be too concerned, and apparently, it really is OK with them. I never reveal the people I work for, so, if I do blog about them, I’ll just call them Not Bank of America (Not BofA), because really, it is a bank but it is not Bank of America. (This isn’t reverse psychology or anything. I really don’t work for Bank of America.) I’ll be doing process documentation, which makes me very happy. I start the first week of May, which is rapidly approaching.