It’s been an eventful week. I already talked about having to take our youngest cat to the emergency vet for a digestive blockage, which was a blast, let me tell you. Since then, we’ve been feverishly working to get all the paperwork lined up for settlement on our house in less than a month. On top of that, we’ve set up all the utilities (including the super-critical Internet access) to start on-or-around November 20, we have a quote on homeowners’ insurance, appointments next week to get quotes on blinds, a security system, and movers, and probably twenty other things all spinning around all at once.

Since that all wasn’t enough, I interviewed for and was offered a new job and put in my two-weeks notice at the old one. Now the chaos is having a multiplying effect on itself; the change in jobs means a whole new round of paperwork for the mortgage! Weee!

Anyway, the new job is a very exciting opportunity with a well-known technology firm (I’ll provide some more info over the next week or two). After five years at the same company, most of which on one project, it will be nice to have a change of pace. I’m really looking forward to it. It’s also a move from government sector work to private sector work, and the office will be much closer to home.

I thought this was funny though: the office is reasonable walking distance from our apartment . . . and we’re moving out of the apartment to a house 20 or 30 minutes away less than two weeks after I start. Oh well.