Jack (qbear) wrote,

Welcome back

So now that more and more of my old friends are returning to Live Journal, I thought I'd make a post (after 9 months). I do read LJ almost every day, and I comment, but have been posting far less since Facebook. That's going to change.

Steve and I returned last week from a two-week vacation in the Pacific Northwaet. We visited friends and family in San Francisco, Portland, Salem, Seattle, and Olympia, and made a side trip to Mt. St. Helens.

I have been on a four-week sabbatical from work, returning yesterday. There is change afoot--my company is relocating the rest of its technology workers to Denver and Austin in the next couple of years, stating this fall. Since I telecommute full-time, it shouldn't make a difference for me. But because I could be recalled to the home office at any time, the company has to offer me the option of moving or leaving with a severance package. Guess which one I'll choose?

Medically things have changed a bit. Along with high blood pressure and arthritis, I now have glaucoma and type 2 diabetes. Thanks middle age! Actually, both new conditions are very managable, and I have some great doctors. And my sister-in-law Leslie is a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, so she has been a great help and comfort.

Family is doing well back East. My grandniece Mandy is starting college in the fall. Hard to believe time has flown so quickly. I now have 11 grandnieces and grandnephews. I do miss seeing them grow up.

Life continues peacefully here in Palm Springs, with many good friends and Steve (rootbeer1), of course.
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