It’s official so I can now announce it… we are moving to TEXAS!
Sometime within in the next three weeks we are leaving Delmarva and making the 25 hour drive to the Lake Jackson area of Texas. From what I know it’s right on the coast, about an hour south of Houston.
We are moving because the chemical plant in Delaware that Lisa has worked out for a few years is shutting down and the massive company she works for is sending us to Texas so she can start-up a new plant, which means we will be there for 2-3 years.
From people I’ve talked to and from watching the weather it looks like Lake Jackson is on average less humid and cooler than it is here on the MD/DE coast. The big downside is that we won’t get fall and we won’t see snow (their winter daily average is 55 degrees!). Both of which I find really sad because I LOVE sledding and because fall is my favorite season.
I’m also nervous because now is the worst time of year to be a college professor and looking for a job. There’s virtually no chance that any school has a tenure track job opening for classes that I’m qualified to teach. On the plus side there are a lot of good schools in Houston, which means come November or February there may be job openings. So if anyone knows anyone let me know! Or if anyone knows of a decent or part time telecommuting job, let me know!
On a whole we are super excited. It’s just crazy because it’s happening so fast.