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28 Apr

So, you know how they say when it rains it pours? Well shit. It's pouring. Within the past week, we've had lots of information dumped on us, and it all means a bunch of change for the Collinsez. We can roll with it, and it's all good stuff, but holy hell all at once!

Phinn was accepted into the school we wanted him to get into (YAY!!!!!!!!) which starts in August, and it's on the other side of the island. So we need to move, because without traffic the drive to that side is 45 minutes. Ain't nobody got time to sit in traffic for an hour each way twice a day. That is 4 hours on the highway, at least! Nopes! (I can't believe that used to be "normal" to me in California.) So, we need to find a new place to live.

Then, I was informed that the company I work for is being acquired. (I would normally be worried about spilling the beans and not say anything, but there were a few large press releases about this transaction, so I am safe to tell you some minor details. If you'd like to learn more, it's not hard to find the press releases). I am not sure what is happening with work, but I am holding on and hoping (like the rest of my colleagues) that we will have somewhere to land when this all shakes out. But as I've never been through an acquisition before, it is really unnerving. I've got my resume ready to go, but I am really hoping to be able to move to the new company. And regardless of how this ends, within a couple of months my work life will be different. Because the colleagues I work with now might not be the same I work with at the new company. Or may not be at all if we have to find new jobs. And that is sad to me because I enjoy so many of my co-workers. But, I know wherever I land I will make new friends, and I will still have the friends I've made. Still though. . . new job heading my way regardless.

And let me tell you, if you have never had to prepare your little one to start school (including the paperwork and doctors appointments), be completely unaware of your job stability in the next 2-4 months, pack up a house, find a new place to live, and keep working (and traveling for work), it's a good time. Super fun. Not stressful at all. (Seriously, I've never wanted to crawl into bed and hide so badly in my life). But, I will keep moving forward. I will choke down the stress and try my hardest to focus on how rad this all is. Because really, on the flip side of all this stress, in (hopefully) a few weeks most of it will be over. We will be moved into a new place (cross fingers, we found something this weekend and it could be perfect!). There will hopefully be some more information about the acquisition by then. I will have gone to, and returned from, a trip to our corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA and will have seen some family and friends (I'm coming for you, CA peeps!). And I will hopefully be helping Rory recuperate and be arranging our new home. (Oh yah, didn't I mention that? Rory has to have the same back surgery I had in August. Why not throw that in this mix too?!)

So, anyone have any moving boxes? Ha ha! If you need me, I'll be packing. And possibly hyperventilating into a paper bag.

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