The contract I was managing in New Mexico ended on May first and I got back in town on the 15th. I’ve been shuffling the junk around my condo into meaningful groupings in what passes for my idea of a “decorating scheme.” I’ve begun printing some of my pictures from New Mexico to display around the house and I have a plan about what to do in the coming year that I’ll say more about as I go along.
Today I’ll be going to visit my ex-wife Carole in Georgia. Mike and his children are there (Kaitlin is at least) and of course Jeff lives across the street from her. During my time there I’ll be out of regular and consistent contact with the Internet so updates, though infrequent in the next few days will be a lot more frequent than during 2008.
I purchased a new HP Mini computer, a so-called netbook, to replace the company laptop that I had. So far I give it mixed reviews. It’s like having a new puppy. Everybody stops by because they think it is cute, so it’s a great way to meet “chicks” as some would say. That’s provided your idea of a “chick” is a geek, master’s degree candidate desk clerk named Shiva from India in Oklahoma City. At any rate, the “cute” computer attracts attention.
I’m sure I’ll wax eloquent at great length over the next year about how I felt about my experience there, but I’ll sum it up for now by saying this. I spent a year out there being a Tennessean in New Mexico, but when I got into the U-Haul truck to drive it back to Tennessee, I knew in my heart that I was New Mexican headed back to Tennessee … temporarily!
The bottom line is I have returned. I will be posting again as the spirit moves me and as I have something I want to say. Stay tuned.