Much has changed lately. Most significantly, after a year of enjoying each other’s company, Jaime and I have moved in together. We have a nice apartment near the Half Price Books and Goodwill shopping center. It’s in a complex of several buildings, crisscrossed by sidewalks. The downstairs part is a combined living room and dining room, with sliding glass doors to our tiny yard off the dining room, and a nice kitchen. Upstairs, there’s a bedroom with four big closets and a bathroom right off the bedroom. This is the first time I’ve lived with a girlfriend (and hopefully the last!), and it’s great. We have one large plant and two smaller plants, and we hope to get more.
Also, I got a new job! A full-time, permanent, regular job. For about a year now, I’ve been working part-time, seasonal, temp, or contract jobs. That was stressful for me, as I could never know for certain when a job would end, or where I’d work next. But now I’m the assistant project manager at a company called eBook Architects, and I’m relieved to have a little more stability. It’s a small company, with just eleven employees, but we have a lot of clients, and we’re known for doing excellent work. Our founder and CEO, Joshua Tallent, is kind of a big name in the eBook industry. It’s been great working there; everybody has been welcoming and patient and helpful.
Since I am working for an eBook company, and since I wanted one anyway, I bought a Kindle Fire. It’s a pretty snappy little machine, for sure. Right now, I am reading a free version of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, which is really wonderful, and You are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier. Reading Les Miserables on a Kindle is great, because there are so many references to historical figures and events and if I don’t know what Hugo is referencing, I can highlight the word/name/place and look it up quite easily.
I thought I’d have more to write, but I guess I don’t! Good luck out there…