YES! It has happened. After several interviews with various companies - some where I did not get passed the first phase and others where I was flown in and given really, really, really hard coding exercises, and others where I did the interviews via Skype; I was finally presented with a job offer which I accepted and will start, again, at the end of the month.
Now I am frantically packing up part of the house so I can move, now, and the rest of the house will be packed up and moved, along with my dear husband later in the summer.
In other news, the California state legislature has been at it again. Governor Moonbeam signed a bill to raise gas taxes and car fees to fund repairs for our transportation infrastructure We already pay some of the highest fuel taxes in the nation and that money is supposed to go for transportation infrastructure .
So why are we being taxed twice? Well but our legislators have a habit of "borrowing" that money and never put it back - I call it stealing.
The other reason for this bill is that the tax revenues from the current tax have fallen off. WHY? well there are several factors:
1) cars are more fuel efficient thus less gas is bought and less tax collected.
2) they (the state government) encouraged every one to get hybrids or electric vehicles which also resulted in less gas being bought and less tax collected.
So not only will this bill raise the gas taxes and vehicle registration fees, it will also tax those who have electric vehicles to make up for the gas they are not buying.
Personally I think some of this money will be diverted to the "Browndoggle" also known as the not-so-high-speed train to NO where - that is transportation after all, right?
With all of this happening, I am once again, very glad to leave this state. But I will miss my friends.
For the fun of it. Here is a picture of my mother at a Texas road-side sign, back in the early 1950's when she and my father did a road trip across the country and back to New York.