Updating the record

I’m a little bit overwhelmed by life in general these days and this condition really doesn’t lend itself to frequent updates. Maybe that first sentence is a little extreme; I am sort of generally stressed of late, a good part of which has to do with new job syndrome and all, but it’s not as if it’s really all that debilitating. The insomnia seems to be calming down, at least.

Anyway, this seemed like a good time for a general update, anyway, even though there’s nothing all that exciting going on at the moment. So…

The new job is going well, if it is perhaps a little stressful. It’s kind of a nice change of pace having a job I actually care about. It’s also a little hard to get used to it. And that whole tenure chase (the tenure treadmill?) is a little intimidating.

No luck getting rid of the house, so I’m still doing the hardcore daily commute from Winston to Greensboro. Lest anyone have any doubt, this is not the rime to be selling a house. You probably already knew that.

Not much travel other than the recent trip to Philadelphia. There will be a Chsritmas trip to California to see the in-laws. Maybe a quick trip to Piitsburgh soon just to check on the house.

Mark recently got the itch to start work on a second master’s, so he’s doing the UNCG thing now, putting us well on the way to being a matched set of hopeless academics.

No other real excitement afoot, and this is starting to sound like a boring letter to someone I haven’t talked to in six months–and don’t really intend to speak to for another six. Sorry. I’ll try to be more interesting (or at least to have something good to talk about) next time.