We got back in town last week, the new job was pretty nice for what it was, but it was not good enough that I was willing to give up all of my friends and family. More importantly Sue was not happy and she made it clear that we were going to go back home, so we both got new jobs here and we found a nice apartments in Wichita Kansas. In fact the apartment is just going to be temporary, because I found a really cheap piece of land out in the country and eventually I am going to figure out how to build a home on it. That is going to take a lot of time and in particular a bit of money, along with some planning. You need a down payment to start off, and then you have to figure out how to get a mortgage loan and how to navigate all of the paperwork. I can manage the contracting myself, since I already know who can do nearly all of the work.
At any rate I just got really lucky, since right after I called this place up there was a perfect job opening. Apparently the guy I am replacing just self destructed some way or another. There were two women involved and one of them was married to his boss. The people here are dying to gossip about it, but they are all walking on pins and needles. As you might suspect, this is a rather sore topic with the boss. He was really distracted when he hired me, but I had a really good reference and he was not going to mess around. That was the first thing I noticed, but I started working literally ten minutes after I walked in the place and there was a rather big mess to clean up.