The promised update and…

A couple weeks ago, I told you that I’d gone to an interview. On Friday afternoon, I was offered a permanent position. I’ve stuck the word permanent in there because, it’s something I’ve never had. I was offered permanent positions 3 or 4 times in my career and had always turned them down. Even though I worked for one employer for 5 years, the longest term of employment I’ve had has been 1 year. Over a period of 8 years, the longest full-time contract I had was 3 months. Many of the contracts I took were 1 or 2 weeks. This is the first position I’ve taken which doesn’t have a termination date.

It’s going to be yet another adventure in living. And, we will be moving. Initially, I will be going and returning home on weekends. I hope to be able to secure a place to live within the first couple weeks. Since I’m a math geek and this is a homeschooling blog, I thought I’d include some info on the move. I used Google Earth to determine the ‘as a crow flies’ distance and direction from here to there. The move will be approximately 150 miles (241 km) west-southwest ๐Ÿ™‚

As an administrative note, due to the announcement about, I may be posting here a little sporadically over the next couple weeks.

The answer to the What am I picture riddle was indeed a pancake on a griddle.

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Homeschooling dad of 4 (ages 27 - 14), grampy to 3, WordPress core contributor, former farmboy & software developer by profession.


  1. Congratulations! Good luck with the house hunting and commute.

  2. I hope it all goes well. I am not a big fan of moving. I moved three times in 24 hours one time when I was in college. Every since then, I dread the “m” word. I hope you like your new job.

  3. Carrie: Thanks.

    Kara: We have always moved ourselves rather than using a moving company. Once we were here we decided that we wouldn’t move again until we had less kids to move. Addison is going to college in the fall and currently has a job. So, he won’t be moving with us. This time a moving company will be lugging for us.

  4. Congrats! I am sure you have lots to do. Too bad we’re not planning a move to your area – I love your house!

  5. Yes, we love it too. It’s probably going to be one of the more difficult things about moving. Although, for a while, Addison will still be living here. Tonight, Emma wanted to know why we couldn’t move the house with us. We moved in within a few days of her first birthday. So, this is the only home she remembers :-\

  6. Congratulations Ron – sounds like big changes. We’re pondering moving atm, and Big is desperate to do it, despite it being the only house she’s ever really known (we moved in when she was 4 months old). There’ll be a pang for me though – it’s where Small was born. Shame I can’t take the living room with me :/

  7. Just like to add my congratulations too…and will be looking forward to the resumption of regular posting!


  8. Wow! Congratulations – I “leave” the web for five minutes and everything has changed. Best of luck with it and good luck with the move as well.


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