In the past week, I’ve quit working for the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, updated my will, had two recalled tires replaced on my truck, and otherwise worked toward clearing the decks for the job I start tomorrow.
I’ll be working as an analyst for RealPage, Inc., particularly with the group based in Carrollton, Texas who works on the MPF Market Intelligence software product. The plan is that I will travel to Texas as necessary, but mostly work from my home in Florida. I’ve known my new supervisor, Richard Hughes, for several years via online communication, and I’m looking forward to the new job.
This will also provide me opportunities to visit with my friends in Texas, most often those in the DFW area (Marc, Elke, Zach, Dan, Lorraine, Rene’, Ernie, and many more), then those a bit further out (Toni, Melinda, Miranda, Bill), and my current colleague (Laura) and lots of former colleagues at UTA and TAMU. Social networking beats lack of communication, but there’s nothing quite like meeting up in person.
And I’ll still have my native state, Florida, to enjoy and work on improving. This is going to be a cool thing.