I touched down in Arizona this afternoon after a quick flight from San Diego. Tomorrow I start my new job as a Technical Writer for Apollo Group. I didn't want to say anything about it until it was for sure, and I think now is as sure as it can get without me having arrived for my first day. I have been informed that tomorrow is the most glorious day of the week: Nacho Thursday. I have also been informed that if it is my team's turn to make the nachos then I will be expected to clean the machine afterwards.
I leave many friends behind in California, which makes me a little sad and homesick. I think the homesickness is mostly because my wife is still back in California finishing out the year at her job and getting everything in order to move our stuff and take care of all the odds and ends that go along with a move.
We are in the process of trying to get ourselves into a townhouse since we plan to spend a good long while in Arizona. I haven't had an employer in the last two and a half years because I've been going to school full time. Hopefully that won't be a problem. I think there might be some special services we may qualify for as first-time home buyers, but I really am not sure. I don't know anything about Arizona and the way their state government works.