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Well, it looks like I have a new job. I will be starting as the IT Manager at LeadClick on May 10th. This is awesome and really where I want to be going with my career. There are a bunch of things that made me really look forward to the job there. The technology I will be implementing will be cutting edge without being bleeding edge. They are a fiscally sound and profitable public company. And they have a ping pong table in the lobby! They are close to all my friends at my last job at PlayFirst. There are lots of places to eat and hang out near there. And it is easily BARTable. I was being considered for a couple other positions, but they either paid less or were contract positions with no real benefits.

In some ways it has been nice to have some time off, get some things done around the house, and get my perspective on what I want to do revitalized. There is still plenty to do around the house, but with the days getting longer I think I will still be able to continue the momentum we have developed in getting things done at home.

So, on to the home front. Things have been pretty good despite the financial belt tightening we have had to do. I have gotten a lot of paperwork and bureaucratic stuff taken care of like taxes, financial aid stuff and more. We have also been cleaning up the yard, the garage and the sheds. Dany and Lon have restarted the online book and eBay sales as well, and that has been going quite well too.

I am sure there is a huge backlog of things I will need to deal with once I start the new job. Both for them and when we have some money rolling in. But for now things are looking pretty good.
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So, because I don't post things of substance very often, here is stuff on what is going on for me.

Well, since starting work at PlayFirst, many things have improved in my life. The job doesn't pay as much as I was making as a consultant, but overall, I am much better off. The health benefits, and other benefits have been very good for me. I really like I the people I work with, and I am getting to do some cool stuff.

Working at PlayFirst has been good for me in a lot of ways. Even when I get really busy, it still feels fun, and I get a lot of support. My work stress is much lower and I don't take that home with me. My health has been good, and even with virtually everyone around me getting sick, I have stayed healthy. I feel a lot of of satisfaction in the things I am doing.

I may have mentioned that we have a yoga class at work two days a week. That has been very good for me, and the instructor is very good. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to do gentle athayoga. You can get more info about Kristie and her practice here.

Also, some months ago, the marketing director at work got a bunch of free six months memberships to 24 Hour Fitness. I snagged one and have been going about two times a week. I have worked up to running about 3 miles and recently added some weightlifting to rehabilitate my left shoulder which was injured in a car accident about 7 years ago and never really has recovered properly.

I think I want to start riding bike to work next when possible, just because I really don't want to give the oil companies any more money than I have to. I have a couple options about how to proceed with that. I'm interested in getting feedback on ways to make that more feasible when the weather gets bad.

Home life has been slowly making progress. There are things I need to do, but most of them are not high priority. [ profile] uncledark is looking for work as a game designer. He has realized that being self-employed as a therapist is not what he wants to do, though he likes help people. I really want to encourage him in this endeavor, and I think he will be very good at it, but the job search has been slow going. [ profile] purplerabbit is dealing with various health issues, and some screws up from a change in our health insurance (it is nice to have real insurance!). [ profile] purplerabbit has been doing a lot of writing and is quite pleased by her efforts there, and will be flying to the east coast in the spring to give a talk on one her older books because it is still very popular.

I would say that the only thing that is a problem right now is that money is kinda tight because I have the only real income. I think we will get through this though, and we have already taken some steps to reduces expenses. I'd like to have some money set aside in case of emergencies, and we don't really have that. But for now we have a nice place to live, the bills are paid, and I don't feel a need to buy anything expensive anyway.

So, overall, I am healthier, happier, busier, and feeling more satisfied with my life than I have in quite a while.


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