Howdy from the Big Apple

From: Dee Holtsclaw 
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I was in town the end of last week, Wednesday night through Sunday
afternoon. It was great to be home. And great to drive again after 4
months. Erik's graduation was Thursday. We were asked that night when we
were going to throw him (and Beth) of the house. Cyndi replied that we
weren't ... she was going to move to New York with me and leave them there.

And, about that, I was asked to consider a "longer term commitment" up
here and verbally accepted after enough money was dangled in front of my
nose. Now I'm discovering the joys of corporate Human Resources as they
drag their feet doing *everything*. Still, I'm working with an excellent
group of people that really know their shit. And being appreciated for
what I can do. And, even better, being well paid for it. All in all it's
been a pretty awesome gig so far. The downside, of course, is that
almost all of my friends are down there.

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Congrats, Dee! Glad to see you're finally getting paid what you're worth! :D

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ Glad to hear of the deeper commitment confirmed. The secret of life is living it and you are doing just that! Enjoy every minute while you can.

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Funny thing about that. This thing called the "internet". I hear it's starting to catch on. It can help. TMI: I don't have a lot of close friends. I'm only occaisionally "social". Over the years, many of my friends have moved around and I've stayed in Chattanooga by choice. While I kinda miss them, in reality, not that much. I still see Dan, Eric, Billy, Gary and many others online, Sometimes when I need a reality adjustment, a good friend thwacks me across the head with a clue bat, and I try to do the same when needed. Sometimes they entice you to go to Burning Man, or a Hackathon.. or... Vintage Computer... and sometimes we just "visit". Chugalug is part of that glue that binds us together. Blogs and other means do as well. It does mean that when you are visiting Chattanooga, become President and invite us to lunch.. or a bar.. or some park... or Ed's garage.. (or my house.... ) for a brew, strange stories, hexadecimal dumps with erroneous CRC's.. More than anything though. Don't be afraid to make new friends. You will be the glue that binds them to your other friends and we will all enjoy meeting each other some day. FaceTwitLink* counts a little. Good luck on your new adventure!

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ Congrats on the new gig! ps: I'm glad I don't get paid what I'm worth... my paycheck would be a lot smaller ;-)

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Yet another chatt techie in new york! I see a trend. You are missed. Will you be back for Chattacon? Drop me line I have an idea need some help dealing with new org. Rod ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Dee Holtsclaw ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks much! I don't get a lot of time to follow the list closely but it's nice to skim through ... makes me feel a little closer to home. Interestingly enough, I was asked to make a post at work today, but I'll do that separately. As for Chattacon, I went to the meeting when I was there. And, yes, I most certainly intend to stay as involved as possible. Again, makes me closer to home.