So yea, there hasn't been a Fortuitous Friday in a while. For all those of you that might be new, or should I say for the couple of you who may be new, this is a blog series where I talk about the ultimate in reality gaming.....Real Life. I'm definitely winning this fucker as well- things are going well even though I've had to put a few quarters in from time to time to keep the game going. I've even added a second, and then a third player. Ah yes, the old arcade-related euphemisms old buggers like me will appreciate.
Real life then. Not content to sit still for more than three years at a time, it seems, me, She Who Will Be Named Later, New Mouth to Feed, The Sultan of Smart, The Duchess of Dumb, Missy the Horse, and assorted fish (Elvis the Pleco, Marbs the Loach, and Bubba the Angelfish), plants, and things are on the move...yet again. For those counting that makes 20+ moves across three countries, two islands, and one continent in 8 years for us. Of course we used to be two, and even before that, it was just me, hopping from Canada to Central America, to the South (that's right ya'll), and then Ireland (also in the 'south' but that's a bit politically dangerous to say).
^^ That will make sense at the end of my post.
We are once again on the move with an internal move in my organization which will see us relocated 403km to the north of where we are now (measured to the centimeter by the bean counters). It will bring us closer to family and friends which is something we realize we need now, more than ever. Raising a kid isn't easy, and with thoughts turning to <gasp> a second baby, we realize we'll need help. The exact day is still up in the air, but likely at the beginning of January which means a horrid move in the next-to-worst month of the year for snow and cold. On the plus side we will be finally purchasing our first home! I do things a taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad later than most. I married (for the first and only time) at 35, and had my first baby at 42 which makes me want to yell, 'yea, come get some ladies, I'm still virile!', but in reality it's more like 'oh thank god it all still works'.... and I meant to say 'bitches' not 'ladies'. Yes, that's right, I'm young and hip because I thoughtlessly disregard women as people.
And now, at 44-ish I'll be buying my first home.....which would make you think I'm finally ready to settle down, but no. We only plan on staying for around 3 years or so but as we always say 'we'll settle this time' and then move, now that we are saying 'we'll move for sure' we'll likely stay. Murphy's law and all that. So yea. Full time job, baby, house. It seems I'm all growed up. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go play some computer games.