I found out why they didn't send me to Georgia the second time for my job-- they laid me off the week afterwards. I guess they didn't want me to come back and have to say to me "thanks for putting your family through hell by being out of town for two weeks, now you can go pack your office."
Hey, business has been slow, and I was kinda expecting it; you can't expect to work forever anywhere, these days, and it was very obvious (at least to me) that the company was *not* going to be getting a bunch of work from the new owner of the Land Warrior contract. I'm not actually too stressed out by it. My wife is about as unfireable at her job as you can get, I can find another job after the holidays, and I can *definitely* use the time off to clean up around the house.
I can't seem to get motivated to *do* anything. This part of it sucks. I've been home for a month or so now and I can't get myself to get anything *done*. I can't exactly justify lolling around the house and not bringing down a salary without providing *some* form of benefit to the family. I gotta do some attitude adjustment.
...which brings me to the ultimate attitude adjustment; in 12 hours, I hop onto a plane with the family, and off we go on our holiday vacation.
It just seems like my life has gone from just odd to completely surreal. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is one of the most expensive places, apparently, in the U.S. to live in. I'm out of a job, my wife just bought a new camera, and we're flying to the other side of the freakin' planet.
Funny how life works. I sure as hell didn't *plan* this this way. I figure I'll just enjoy the rollercoaster for what it is, and try to come back to the U.S. with a new attitude. I'll try to be hopeful.
So, there may or may not be updates here. I will probably find it easier to update this thing once I'm on the other side of the planet, who knows?
Hope everyone has a good holiday season. Wish me luck.