It looks like the Peeved family will not be moving to Texas. Michelle & I talked about it the other day. Peeved husband LOVES his new job and his new office and his coworkers and has been pushing to stay in CA. They also have lots and lots of family there to help with the kiddos when necessary. Strangely, I'm not at all sad about it. Mostly because I think this experiment in cheap, friendly, Republican living isn't really working for me. I know the job thing is a HUGE part of the issue. If I were happier in my work I might be happier here. But there are some fundamental flaws with Texas. Things like I HATE WIND. They may not have written a song about the winds sweeping down Texas' plain, but it does. I don't love 100+ degree weather. It may be a "dry" heat but it is still fucking hot and like the wilting flower I am I regularly suffer.
So what does this mean? I don't know. I'm going to start applying for jobs in CA and maybe a few other states. I have to finish my practicum here in TX. (Well I don't HAVE to, but I would imagine it would be hard to change practicum mid-stream.) I should be done with it on tax day, which is actually sooner than I originally thought. Everything else I have to do can be done online. I can't figure out if I should just slog through the hell job for another 3 - 4 months so I can finally apply for library jobs since I'll be essentially done by May/June or find another benefits job for awhile. If I move to CA, it will have to be another benefits job. As it is, I almost cried when I looked at the rents there. Who knows what is coming, but I'm keeping my mind open to it.