Stinking hot here. Dripping sweat. Yuck.
DH is back from Silly Valley. He warmed to the place but not to the job. The big G would have to offer him a fair whack of salary for him to move us there to work for a number of reasons, not just the cost of living there. It seems they want him to be a code monkey but that is not what he is good at - attention to detail drives him insane. However, problem solving is different (even though it takes nitpicking and attention to detail but it is tracking down things and working stuff out, not looking for one mis-typed character in 2000 lines of code) and ideas? You want Ideas? DH is your man!
Funny isn't it - Nathan enjoyed the area, which he was worried about, more than the campus and the people working at it. Anyway, it will take a week to make any formal offers. In the meantime, we are talking to HP as well cos there is a bloke there who would dearly like to employ Nathan at Fort Collins. And now Nathan gets home and finds one of his mates is working for the big G and he wants Nathan to work with him.
Does anyone from Silicon Valley read my blog? Do you use the train or light rail or bus? DH couldn't work out why people were sitting in traffic jams on the "expressway" when the train was rumbling past. Is is "bad" to catch the train? Is it only something that poor people do? Are people afraid of being mugged? It doesn't cost much and has to be cheaper than driving, and it seems to take less time if the train is just going past cars, etc.
We had a lovely drive on the way home from the airport. Locals will know how long this round trip was - Noble Park, airport (other side of town about as far as you can go - via the ring road it was about 70km, via the tollway about 45km), Wallan, Kilmore, Broadford, Seymour (we expected to go to the alternative living and farming fair there but when we found it was $30 entry and I only had $20....), Strath Creek, Kinglake, home. LOL. It was a long way to go to a place only to find we couldn't afford the entry fee!
Hmm, this is technically a knitting blog. Welllll I did get a fair whack of sock done yesterday at the spinning guild meeting - I took some yarn to show along with the hat I knitted out of the yarn I spun at the weekend spinning course. Once you do the show and tell you then have to sit around for the rest of the meeting and being a spinners/weavers' guild they are not at all fussed by people actually crafting whilst the meeting occurs. The good camera is back but I haven't taken photos yet and can't now - the cool change is coming through so it has gone very dull (and we might even get some rain!). I also started tidying the fibre room up - if we are moving to Colorado then I am going to have to get rid of a lot of stuff or at least compact it somewhat. Plus I have a LOT of fleece to wash. Can't leave it greasy.
Hopefully tomorrow I'll have new photos for you! Yay!