No news. I'm working on my IT project and doing little else. We flip the switch in two weeks, but it will be Aug 15 before this project is largely finished.
One important thing has happened in the last month: I have come to the realization that I need to change jobs. I've reached the breaking point with one person. I came to this decision a few months ago, but now there is an urgency.
So much for a real vacation after Aug 15th.
I can now do a nationwide job search. No more strings holding me in a certain place. I am thinking hard about what exactly I want to do and where I want to live. I pretty much know what I want to do. Now I need to find the right place. I like what I am doing now. I just don't like some of the people I work with.
One novel idea I am having: Maybe I won't pursue the job that is a rung or two up the corporate ladder. Maybe I'll take a job that won't be as demanding and might be more fun, even if it's more of a lateral move.
I will probably work another 16-17 years. That will go by fast. There are other things I want to do besides work.