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Don't get laid off anytime soon, and check out my little girl

boiker

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The competition is fierce!

Good news though, I've accepted a position with the VIllage of Hoffman Estates, IL a western suburb of Chicago. They actually met my salary requirements too! I start on Jan 20th so I'll hopefully be posting a quick message at that time from my new office.

My wife had a baby daughter on December 30, 2002. She was 8lb, 3oz. and 19.5 inches long.

Baby's Page
 
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CONGRATULATIONS! we were wondering where you ended up, and your daughter is beautiful! such nice coloring. and i really like your dr.'s name. Dr. Kindred. he just sounds nice. funny, the things that strike you. anyway, excellent web page, if you click really fast through the pictures, it is almost like a movie!
 

NHPlanner

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Congrats on both fronts Ed!
 

nerudite

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What a beautiful baby girl!!! :)

And congrats on your new job... I was wondering where you would end up. Is it close enough that you don't have to move?
 

BKM

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Congrats.

With a 36 billion (or 21 billion, depending on who you listen (I trust neither side) state budget deficit-guess where some of the money is coming from? Local governments! The Hummer and Land Rovers drivers got a big tax break a few years ago (as did I), and now the State is taking back the backfill to local governments.

I hope I (or my colleagues) don't join your former status. I really would like to stay in California, but . . .
 

Chet

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BKM said:
The Hummer and Land Rovers drivers got a big tax break a few years ago
Oh, I forgot to say, "Thanks" for that! ;)

It was even better when I was in real estate and deducted all that depreciation too!
 

boiker

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i had to move

nerudite said:
What a beautiful baby girl!!! :)

And congrats on your new job... I was wondering where you would end up. Is it close enough that you don't have to move?
Move? of course. I sold my house in November and have been living with my parents (my wife and kids included) since. Thank god they allowed me to move in with them for the time we needed it. Who knew in Peoria's housing market that my house would sell that fast and finding a job would be so hard.
 

Jeff

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Congrats on the job....Hoffman Estates has some of the coolest looking fire trucks (I collect mini die cast fire trucks and have all of Hoffman's).
 

Cardinal

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Hoffman Estates and its neighbors have had some great annexation battles. You are never quite sure what city you are in, sometimes.
 

nerudite

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Re: i had to move

boiker said:


Move? of course. I sold my house in November and have been living with my parents (my wife and kids included) since. Thank god they allowed me to move in with them for the time we needed it. Who knew in Peoria's housing market that my house would sell that fast and finding a job would be so hard.
Sorry... I didn't know you had to sell your house. :( I remembered you were in Illinois, but I forgot what part. I hope you enjoy your new job and home though!
 

boiker

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Michael Stumpf said:
Hoffman Estates and its neighbors have had some great annexation battles. You are never quite sure what city you are in, sometimes.
I'd say that you don't know where you are most of the time. Chicago's suburbs have incrediblly jig-sawed borders.
 

Chet

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Mike DeVuono said:
Congrats on the job....Hoffman Estates has some of the coolest looking fire trucks (I collect mini die cast fire trucks and have all of Hoffman's).
...A new winner in the freak contest. ;)
 

Jeff

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....my wife would back you up on that one. We have an entire basement full of toy fire trucks...
 
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