(I’m actually a little reticent to post this, but I just hate it when I follow some crisis or life-changing situation and…it just peters out and we don’t know how things got resolved, or not.
I’m not going to link to the 2 subjects which got all of this started, as I’ve already done so once. And, no, I don’t think it’s all about me and my boring life. The search function can pull up the threads that started all of that if anyone cares.)
Anyway, today, I rolled off my assignment in Greensburg, PA. Transferred all of my stuff, briefed those who will be taking on my stuff, etc.
Last week, I went through a massive physical exam for my potential new employer, and I was poked, prodded, and fingered in every opening in my body except for the urethra. They somehow missed that one, thereby spoiling a Grand Slam.
Eyes, ears, nose, throat, turn your head and cough, rectal and fecal bleeding tests, EKG, blood work and urinalysis for drug use, TB skin test. Wednesday, one more round of blood work for liver function, blood sugar, HDL, LDL, and who knows what else…sure I forgot some of the tests. After which, if I pass, I will be going wheels-up for Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. Perm position, with benefits, free housing for us, no cars (just bicycles), 7 degrees north of the equator.
Back working once again with the DoD, back with a security clerance, living on a military base (US Army).
If I don’t get through all of it, I guess I’ll be back on the road, consulting. But I want to have a semi-normal life and my sweet, dear wife sure deserves one.
So, I ask for your prayers or best wishes or good thoughts, whatever is appropriate to your beliefs, in this final round. I won’t drop off w/no updates, I promise those who have given me such support in the very difficult situation that prompted all of this int he first place. Thanks you, thank you so very much.
You are all such special people!
(BTW, if I make it out there, I will still be here. Unlike 20 years ago when there were 3 phone lines available, they now have interne access and everything)