Family concerns have caused me to severely expediate plans on my leaving the area. I went on vacation for 2 weeks to scope an area out (don’t laugh, it’s a nice place), and then moved out on Tuesday. I have now arrived safely and am getting ready to move into my temporary quarters. Internet access right now is spotty at best, but should be settled out in a week or so. It’s amazing how much junk you accumulate over the years… the only things that I really didn’t bring with me are: my books, my dog, and my bike. My brother is keeping the dog, my books will be shipped up when I get a real address, and my bike, an old-fashioned human powered kind, is yet to be figured out. As the bike was built for me, a 6′5″ guy, I’m not sure how easy it would be to sell, and getting a new one of the same caliber would be expensive, but not prohibitively so. Anyway, I’m now a degreed person officially on the job market. After spending 2 months tracking down brace problems and extra semicolans in high school students’ java code, looking at some real stuff will probably be interesting. In any case, most of my internet access time is currently on borrowed Windows computers, so I haven’t had any access to IRC or any form of IM. I hope everyone out there is doing well.