So friday morning (the 23rd I'll have you know) I had decided to give up waiting for NetApp to contact me. It had been a month since they had gotten their new money; when I had expected to get contacted. I was getting down about not getting contacted; like the really good guys didn't want me. So I decided to let it happen when it happened and keep trying to make Lexmark work. No sooner had I resigned myself to the idea and told a friend of mine about it than I got an email from NetApp. They want to have a phone interview with me tuesday or wednesday. If this goes about like the hiring of my former co-workers I can expect a second interview about a week later (if they like me) and then a contract a week to two after that. So maybe three weeks before the contract is dry. I'm gonna need to give my current boss some time; at least two if not three weeks or four. If I give them three, tell NetApp four, we are talking about 7 weeks before I start the new job and 6 weeks before I have to leave Lexington.
If I get signed I'll start gutting my apartment of things I don't need soon after. I'll have about 3 weeks to get rid of the crap I don't need, give away crap other people can use, and pack the rest. I'll have to get a place in NC and then get all my crap there in a week. It'll be a lot of work and my reward will be a strange foreign place that I won't know and will be stuck with for a while.
Have I really become this much of a coward? Is this what happens when you get old? Is my desire for stable and ease made me so hesitant? I really am going to miss my friends. I'm worried I'm going to become one of those old guys at the bar that doesn't have anyone with them and talks to everyone who looks at him. It's like I want to get set in my ways. How is that any way for a discordian to live?
Strangeness abound. Interesting times are a double edge sword that cuts both ways. Hail Eris even if she is a bitch sometimes.