It’s been about four weeks since I’ve moved to Fairfax, VA. So far, it’s been everything I expected it to be, but more expensive! My move cost me about $400 (excluding rent). Despite that, I’ve been enjoying my new place and getting along with my roommate.
I must say, though, it feels weird to write "VA" instead of "MD" on my forms. Sometimes I catch myself because I’m so used to it. I officially have my car titled and tagged in VA. I’m registered to vote. And I have a bonus club card. Watch out world!
While the past couple of weeks have been great, it’s also been challenging. It’s been difficult to understand the traffic as well as find all the stores I need. I found the nearest Walmart, as well as the pet store. The only thing that isn’t close is a post office.
But everything is finally starting to settle down. My bird is getting calm about his new surroundings. He’s enjoying his trips outside.
Life is good.
The site looks like it did before! Feel free to look around. If something stops working, let me know.
You may noticed a starking difference on my web site. Yes, I’m the process of upgrading my site…several weeks late.
Don’t fret! I’m hoping to have everything finished today.
I’m in about two weeks of my new full-time job at the Pentagon. I work as a consultant doing systems administration for the United States Air Force, Manpower Management. So far, I am really enjoying it!
Working at the Pentagon has it’s perks. I get to go to the gym that’s in the basement, get my prescriptions filled while I work, go grab a bite to eat, make phone calls, all without leaving the building. Now, mind you, it is the largest office building in the world.
I must say, though, I’ve never spent so much money commuting before! It costs about $10 per day to work at the Pentagon! That’s Metro baby…
So, I’ve got a lot of time on my hands since I’m still waiting on my clearance. So, usually, I spend my time cleaning my ears, picking my nose, and reading stuff online. I’m sitting here waiting until 5:00pm so I can go home.
Oh, that’s another thing. I actually am not allowed to bring work home with me. It’s illegal. How cool is that?!
This is a global e-mail announcement.
As a result of getting so much spam a day (over 300 in fact), I will no longer be sorting through my spam folder. Any e-mails that get flagged as spam will now be automatically deleted without warning. While this may affect a minority of people that send me e-mail, I feel that the number of spam I receive and the havoc that it creates on my server outweighs the one or two e-mails that sometimes end up in my spam folder as a false positive.
You may fall into the category of affective people if you e-mail from yahoo.com, hotmail.com, or other popular web-based e-mails (gmail, for now, seems unaffected). If you are e-mailing me from one of these providers, you may prepend your subjects with "[NOT SPAM]".
If you get a reply, it means that I’ve added you to my whitelist and will no longer have to prepend your messages.
Sorry for the inconvenience folks.
It’s official. I’ve moved to Fairfax, Virginia! I’m pretty much settled at this point. I’m going to have to put a large chunk of my stuff into storage. But otherwise, it looks great!
Brad, my new roommate, and I are still trying to figure out where everything is going to go. We’re still waiting to put the final touches on the living room until we get the huge plasma TV. But, I’ve got my room, bathroom, and kitchen so I’m set to go.
Since moving out here, I’ve noticed that my stress is much lower now. I can sleep better (without medication now) and I’m much more relaxed. I’m enjoying my new church and can’t wait to get some time to do some rock climbing.
With all the changes, I don’t find myself lingering over the past. I’m looking forward to what lies ahead, the adventures to see, the places to explore. Through this, I hope and pray that God continues to heal my heart from my past wounds. I hope, with all earnestness, that God will grant me the peace that my heart thirsts for.