Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Can it be September please?

It's been a while since I've posted anything, but that's only because not much has changed. The IT department at my company is still imploding, I'm working for my fourth boss in the last year, and all the promises of raises and promotions have, predictably, fallen far short.

As we get closer to our vacation in Birmingham, I think more and more about all the friends and family we'll get to see while we're there, and I really wonder why we're coming back to Idaho afterwards. There is very little chance of having a social life in Sandpoint. Virtually all of my co-workers have children, which means nobody plans any sort of after-work activities. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that almost nobody who works here has any friends outside of work at all. And there really aren't too many other ways to meet people, unlike in a larger city -- no concerts, no gaming groups, no martial arts schools. Most of the public activities here are very family-oriented. Makes it kind of hard to socialize, eh?

So we may just come back long enough to get the dog, pack up, and head on out before winter. It's kind of crazy to just pack up and move across the country with no job and no (permanent) place to live, but I don't know an easier way to do it. Most companies don't want to relocate you 3000+ miles. We'll see what happens, I guess.


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