Friday, April 11, 2008

So, yeah...

...the wife and I will be moving to the new digs sometime during the next coupleathree months.

This is something that's been in the works for a while now but in varying stages of certainty until fairly recently.

For instance, I've known for several years now that the wife would finish up her medical training in June of 2008 and would be in need of a job at that point. We'd both somehow always assumed that an ideal job opportunity would open up in the Tri-Metro area for her. And while there were actually quite a number of possibilities in the general region of the state, including some very tempting offers, the major one we had thought would materialize failed to do so and there wound up being very little close to home that seemed a good fit.

In the end, the choice came down to two different hospitals both located an inconvenient distance from Tri-Metro. So we decided that if we were going to have to move anyway, it may as well be for the better of the two offers, one which created the least amount of hassle for us and the most amount of opportunity to start paying off the VOLCANIC MOUNTAIN of student loans we're now buried under, the deepest magma tunnels of which we are only just beginning to tickle.

So, we're moving.

The actual move is still a little ways off, but it'll probably happen a bit sooner than my original possible forecast from November. After all, while the wife is still here through the end of June, mortgage payments will be coming in a bit sooner and it would get pretty tight if we had to pay both the mortgage and rent on our house here at the same time. Besides that, there is still some work to do on the new house before it's ready for all our crap to get moved in (not to mention crap to get rid of so we don't have to move it) and we'll be using all of our intervening weekends to get that taken care of.

As to where we'll be moving, I'm calling it Borderland for the time being, just cause it sounds cool and because the only other name I've thought up for it is way too obvious.

"What does that mean for the blog?" you ask. Well, I don't know for sure at this point, but I suspect it means it will come to something of a point of closure within the next coupleathree months. At around an hour and a half away, Borderland is not a commutable distance from Tri-Metro. Not with the kind of weather we get in the winters here and not with gas prices at their current levels. It's possible I might find employment with one of the "liberries" in Borderland County, at which point I'd have to start "Liberry" 3.0 and continue on. I suspect, however, I'll probably do something else.

I do still have more time with my current gig as a "liberry" ninja and several as yet untold tales to tell from there. (After all, no one has yet solved the grand mystery of "Liberry" 2.0--or, if they have, they've kept it to themselves. The hints are all there, one inadvertently posted quite recently, in fact.)

I'm also certain that the move itself will generate some fun stories. And there's the tale of the new house itself, not to mention some roads not traveled which I've been itching to write about for a while.


Kerry said...

Hey Juice, congratulations and I hope you two will be very happy in this next stage of your lives! Not that you won't be missed in the library world, but you're such a sharp and creative guy I know you'll wind up somewhere doing great stuff. Keep writing, please! Your story about the saga of Winston is one of the most touching things I've ever read.

ttulizzy said...

Delurking to say congrats on the next phase of your life! How exciting!

I've loved reading your blog. I work in a "liberry" as well and it is always fun to read your stories because often I can relate!

Anyway, I'll be reading until you decide to stop! (Which I hope you don't!)

Emmet O'Neal Library said...

That being said, I wish you and Mrs. every success!


NotMarian said...

Congratulations! I wish you the best.

Too bad I only just discovered your blog. But, I've got lots of entertaining archives to read.

Monster Librarian said...

Well, your Liberry voice will be missed if (when?) you leave. :(

Vicki said...

I've really enjoyed your blog and laughed over a lot of things. I hope you will find a liberry job and continue. However, if you don't, please let us know if you decide to write a blog on a different topic. Congrats on the house!

An employee of a small town "liberry" chronicles his quest to remain sane while dealing with patrons who could star in a short-lived David Lynch television series.