Friday, August 27, 2010

packed up

Its strange to look at all your possessions in one spot. This is our home packed into a 8'x 10 x 6' space. We depart tomorrow for a grand tour of some beautiful western states including Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Faux Chinese Wisdom

Before the fateful job interview a few weeks ago we all went out to a chinese restaurant and afterward each got a fortune cookie.  The fortunes above were what we found (transcribed again below).

  • Jerry - There are many new opportunities that are being presented to you.
  • Vivian - Many pleasurable and memorable adventures are in store for you!
  • Levi - Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

I know it is probably not advisable to read too much into faux wisdom, but I find it interesting that I'm headed for some "new opportunities" (new job), and Vivian will certainly have some memorable adventures (with an exclamation point!).  And... well... I guess Levi is just gonna have to deal with it (quit your whining kid, this is supposed to be fun).

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Hampshire: Live Free or Die!

Just for some perspective...

California:            8.25%
New Mexico:       5.125%
New Hampshire:  0.0%

Are we moving in the right direction?  Kinda feels like it.  And did I mention NH doesn't have any state income tax either?  I'm sure they must compensate for this with a little in property tax, but who needs property?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Its not me, its you

Sorry New Mexico, I liked you, I really did. But you weren't ready to commit to a long term relationship. I picked up on this when you told me you were planning to forget about me at the end of the year.

Well guess what, I've found someone new. Someone who isn't putting limits on their feelings for me. I'm not saying you weren't good to us. It's just that a lot of my belongings have been in boxes for over a year and well, New Hampshire is talking real nice. It isn't too painful to look at either.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010