Good evening to all nine of you. I sit here tonight with a mix of excitement and complete dread. I have put in my notice with the car washes, and my last day at work will be this Friday. Not that long ago, I thought for sure that two of the three of the car washes I operate would be closing and bulldozed, so I told my boss that I would probably start looking for another job, and he said he understood. Little did I know that one of the two jobs I interviewed for would turn into an actual job in such a short period of time. My new title will be "Director of Distribution" with The Scooter Store at their corporate office in beautiful New Braunfels, TX. The money's good, the corporate culture is awesome, the hours are great, etc. In other words it's all the things my current job isn't.
I start my new job on Monday the 13th, and I will be moving down there next weekend....without my family. They will have to stay home until our house sells, and God only knows how long that will be. So I'll be staying in a place called the Gruene Sunday Haus for at least the next two months...all alone. And to be honest, I've never lived alone as a type 1 diabetic, and that part bothers me a little bit. Mainly I am flipping out because I will be away from my family for an extended period of time. New Braunfels isn't THAT far from Lubbock, but it's far enough that weekend trips home won't be that easy (anyone got any airline miles they want to donate)?
And finally, the best part. The COBRA payment. A "normal" family with four relatively healthy people might be able to scrape by without insurance for the 90 day waiting period. Well, as you know, we're far from normal or healthy. But for a mere $886 a month I'll be able to keep our health coverage. Gee, is that all?
More details to come, but there you go.