Nearly a Personal Record

The upcoming road trip to Seattle (err, not actually living in Seattle, but working in Bellevue and living in another suburb) will nearly be the longest I’ve ever taken. My solo drive from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Jacksonville, Florida, was around 1,400 miles and this trip will be about the same. I still haven’t decided if I’ll take I-80 or I-90, but I know I won’t be braving the icy treachery of the Eisenhower Tunnel over I-70.

So, anybody want to join me on this road trip? I’ll drive the moving truck and you can drive my car. No really, I’m serious. I don’t have another person to drive with me, and I’m not sure how I’ll get all my stuff out.

Oh well, it’ll all work out, it’s just going to be complicated is all. The good news is the room is furnished if I’m not able to take my stuff.

Update: This is the general area where I’m going to be living. Notice: Less than one mile from the lake. Unfortunately, I’m not on the water, but I’m hoping there’ll be at least one publicly accessible dock in the area.

General Living Area Map

Done and Done

It’s the end of my job as I know it. Last night I had my last full night of work, and this evening I only had to do my exit interview with one of the upper management before I got out of there.

Things I found out: I had been in consideration for an upcoming system administration position, but my manager neglected to tell me. If I could’ve stayed here, made a lot more money, plus gotten additional training and certifications, I probably would’ve done it. But it’s a little too late now.

Exit interviews are kinda odd like that. You find out things you didn’t know, and you tell somebody things they didn’t know about problems within the department. I made lots of complaints about ergonomics, generic complaints about coworkers, and voiced a few general gripes I’ve heard from friends of mine who work in other positions. I don’t know how much good it will do, but hopefully I voiced things in such a way that it’ll be considered and result in positive change. Who knows though.

I may have a place lined up to live. It’ll be fairly affordable and not far from my new job once I make the move. I’ll be finalizing details on it hopefully by Monday or Tuesday. My target for moving is next Friday, but I’ve still got to work out details of how I will move my things up there.

More updates later. For now, Jack’s Mannequin on my headphones.