Woo Hoo (Hoo*)!
So I'm back safely, and none too molested by the airport Nazi's. I'm told to expect an offer letter in the next week! Many thanks to all who have sent positive thoughts and support. Seattle was beautiful and it felt great to be there. The downtown area is really pretty and it rained on me a little as I walked around this morning investigating the area near the business. Turns out, it's maybe 5 blicks from the public market sign that seems to be one of the landmarks.
As far as the job goes, it will require that I build up my skill set more and will present a serious challenge- both of which are positive and welcome developments. One of the things that I'm seeing overall is the level of ability and discipline within the IT arena being noticeably more advanced there. That is to say that the baseline for IT skills is higher and the aptitute and drive of the people I'm meeting there puts Denver folks to shame. The people and experiences here in Colorado seem all the more half-assed to me now, and I'm looking forward to this change more than ever. I think my buddy Timmy was trying to explain this to me previously, but for whatever reason wasn't getting the idea across to me.
So at any rate, it sort of figures that on the plane ride back I get another request for an interview, and (I'm ashamed to admit this) I can't remember which of the maybe 10 other jobs for which I've applied in recent weeks, this is regarding. It's like when you run into someone and can't recall thier name (and should), so you hem and haw until you can sort it out (if you ever can). Yikes.
So, would I be exploiting your collective good graces if I now asked for positive thoughts in selling the house :)
* Additional "Hoo" is provided by special arrangement with and grateful guidance from Scott from Oregon