You may or maynot have missed me the last five days or so, chances are you didn't miss me, but! I had an interview in South Carolina on Monday after a phone interview Friday night. About an hour after the Friday phone interview the HR lady called me back and said "we would like to meet you as soon as possible". A few last minute plane tickets and hotel reservations I was driving to Charleston, SC that night. My wife, her mother, and myself looked at houses Saturday and Sunday. I had the interview Monday and got the job after a lunch which included baked ham, beans, and sweet potatos, I threw in a y'all in the conversation which came out more like a you-all but I think that sealed it for me. I'll be an official South Carolinian in a few weeks!
I'm very excited and nervous about this position since it will be a step up into management which I don't have much experience in. The County really wants me to work on the ordinanace, master plan, and a 20 year facilities plan. It's a small staff but I have a open position at my disposal for hiring (anyone interested?).
We also bought a house Monday night, just a slab now but will be ready in 4-6 months (we'll be renting in the mean time). It's in a quaint quiet neightborhood. No home is on anything more than .20 acres. All detatched garages, sidewalks, tons of green space. I would call it new urbanist but it lacks the near by services (most shopping is about 2.5 miles away). But it beats having a mcmansion on a field somewhere, it's something I won't feel quilty living in.
Pictures of the trip soon.... more details to follow!