Well, we have been in the States now about a month and a half. Fourth of July, and I am blogging over a really good beer (New Belgium Mighty Arrow), from the second long-term stay hotel of this adventure. We are waiting on flooring to show up as we continue renovating our house, as well as for our stuff from the move to show up (probably next week for the stuff, no telling on the flooring).
We got cars about a week after we got here – new ones. I swore I would never do that, but my wife really wanted new, and we got decent deals on them, so I am not too bothered by it. I like mine quite a bit. Yesterday, we got a new puppy – an eight week old chihuahua (shorthair), who stole our heart. We named her Hana – it means “Flower” in Japanese.
Work is great. I would be criminally underestimating to say that my last job had turned into swirling puddle of crap – but that is my way, Gentle Reader. My job now is the polar opposite in so many ways. Money, cooperation, teamwork, trust, even some hint of leadership. I know, hard to believe. I am seriously buzzed on the happy.
The beer helps, of course.
I am working a lot on Linux systems (at work). For the wife, I bought a laptop from Best Buy with Vista Home Premium on it. nice laptop – too bad the operating system is junk. Oh well, once I figure out how to get her internet TV shows to work on Linux, Vista will be a distant memory. But God, what a piece of junk it is to work with! Anyway, I will be working on a lot with Linux and VMware at the office, and I am no longer involved in network or computer support and operations (I work in a lab now). Lots to be happy about.
Hopefully, we can move into our renovated house soon. Life is getting better…..