I’m going to be On The Road Again, for a while. Expect things to be sparse and terse.
I’ll still be checking in, but any postings will be fewer and shorter.
Why? Because I’m moving into the spare room of my Florida Friend and the Chromebox doesn’t have a screen. I’ve been using the second TV in my rental cottage here in Florida, and it does not move with me. So no big screen, no large keyboard, no fast typing rate (the Note notepad has significant key lag as it spends time looking up word fragments in the dictionary instead of just taking the keystrokes; so my usually very fast touch typing becomes slow as “almost hunt and peck” as I have to wait for each keystroke to be processed… maybe I’ll look for a way to turn off word lookup…)
As of now, everything is packed and I’m just cleaning up the place (floors vacuumed, hard surfaces wiped, linoleum and ceramic surfaces scrubbed). Only thing left is the Chromebox, so this is the last you will hear from it for “a while”.
My longer term plans are a lot more murky. At least one trip to California in the next few weeks (sometime) to deliver a load of stuff (amazing how much accumulates in a couple of years) including several boxes of stuff the spouse accumulated. Turns out that shippers use something they call “Dimensional Weight” to decide what to charge you. That means that a box with “fluffys” in it like a pillow and a couple of special Disney Lion Towels can easily cost you $50 to ship, even if it weighs about 10 lbs or less. Adding it all up, the spousal boxes cover the cost of gasoline to drive them back in the Banana Boat (wagon that is yellow…).
But my ultimate “residence” is very much up in the air. I’m looking for work on both coasts, with a bit of emphasis on Florida ( I really like it here… ); but where the opportunity arises is where I’ll end up. Time will tell as I “drift on the wind”. For now, I’m keeping the Florida address and legal residency along with a car in Florida (and leaving a lot of MY stuff in the friends spare room, to which I will return after playing delivery boy and take a bit of time in California). It can be interesting being “bi coastal”…
So, with that, expect to see queues serviced and postings (if short) made as I find a Starbucks or other WiFi hotspot, have the tablet ready to go, and feel like dealing with the minimal keyboard.
Life’s an adventure, and I’m off to roll the dice again! Cheers!