Lots of interviews this week and next, both exciting and frustrating. They are both public sector (all but one libraries) and private, and range from skilled peon to boss.
I’m confident I will have an acceptable offer in hand before the month is out. In all but two cases, this will raise some more fun and games, and I’ll talk about it in more detail as it happens. As a foretaste,
I own a house. Yes, I know a lot of people would say the bank owns a house and I’m on a lease-to-purchase plan, but that level of cynicism carries a lot of confusion. Anyway, I own a house because I have four pets – two dogs, two cats – and it’s almost impossible to find a landlord who accepts that. Now, as has happened to a friend, we’re on the cusp of saying goodbye to one of the dogs – she’s old, with all that implies – and we’ve been putting it off because, well, darnit, it’s HARD. But we’ll “only” have one dog and a cat when we move. Depending on where, I might be able to rent. I’d like that, a lot.
Another factor in the move is my daughter. I’ve bragged about her, I’ll do it again. Smart (straight A’s in honors programs, pulled a “5” in AP Biology, wants to be an engineer (electronics at this time as MOST of the things in which she wants to be involved include that, but not committed there), and by the way a 2d degree black belt. Anyway, the change will impact her schooling. That will be… special, regardless. On the one hand, there’s stability. On the other hand, while there are a handful of outstanding classes here, the school in general has me screaming regularly. (Can I tell you how glad I am for the confirmation scores of things like AP and PSAT? It’s not just bright star in dim system with glow enhanced by my pride and prejudice.) Depending on where and when, she’s willing to jump to another school immediately on my acceptance. We’ll see, of course, but that’s how it is.
So, that’s the situation. When it’s more than just interviews – when it’s an offer accepted – I’ll definitely post. If there are some humorous or otherwise entertaining (horror, for example) tales, I’ll write about the trials and tribulation as well.