Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be, but first I need more coffee.

Month: December 2008 (Page 1 of 4)

Boxing Day

We celebrated Boxing Day by reboxing our stuff for our long road trip to Tucson tomorrow. Though I suppose that’s not the way you actually supposed to celebrate it. The trip from McKinney, TX to Tucson, AZ will take approximately 14 hours of driving time. This doesn’t include time for stops. We will stop overnight along the way. Here’s the kicker, 9 of those hours are in Texas. Yep, it’s a BIG state.

Anyway, if you haven’t seen Straight No Chaser’s rendition of 12 Days of Christmas, I would highly recommend it.


It is very cold outside right now. My weather app sex it’s 19 degrees Anyway still learning the ins and outs of my iPhone. Finally figured out how to do special characters. So if I need to type ‘überdørk’, I can.

As a Gaelic learner, I mostly need gràves and accénts, but if I were learning say Spanish, I’d need a tilde (~) over the n as in cañon.

Posted via LiveJournal.app.


I do really like my new iPhone. I even found an app that allows me to post, but not view Livejournal entries. I can use Safari for that.

Well today is my last day at TU. I’m off to Tucson, again. I never expected to be going back, but Melissa got a great gig with the U of A law school. I did get a job. Ironically enough not in Tucson. I’ll be working remotely as a contractor for a small web firm in Stillwater of all places. It’s a short term contract, but if things work out I’ll get more work.

The other bit of good news is that we sold our house yesterday. It’d been on the market since May. The housing market isn’t that bad in Tulsa. We made a few missteps that I think hurt our chances early on, but ironed those out.

As for the housing market in Tulsa. It is slowing, but what hurts it is the perception created by the national situation where the housing markets are really dire. For example, the market in Tucson is pretty bad. Not as bad as Las Vegas, California, or Florida. Arizona is pretty high up on the list though. To be blunt the Tucson market was overpriced. As homebuyers, Melissa and I will have the luxury of finding the house we want for a reasonable price.

All in all, I consider us to be very fortunate in this economy. Things could get worse for us, but we are in a good position to weather the storm. As long as the Great Depression 2.0 isn’t worse than 1.0. We can definitely call it the Great Recession.

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