There's probably a number of people out there who I haven't told in person, but we're inching up on the actual date in question, so I suppose I might as well just put it up here for the world to see, especially since I told a bunch of people at work yesterday, so it's likely working its way through the company grapevine as we speak.
It's been a great year out here in California, but I've come to the conclusion that I'm more of an east coast person, for a number of reasons I'd be happy to share offline if anyone's interested. As a result, I'm moving back home at the end of next month. I'll be living in Massachusetts, first spending a few months at my parent's house on Cape Cod (it's a rough life, I know) and then moving to Boston with a bunch of friends from RPI. Fortunately, I work for a wonderful and understanding company who is totally ok with me working remotely, so that's what I'm going to do.
The specific travel plans are that I'm going to be throwing everything I own into a little 6x7x8 shipping container on May 26th and having it driven from here to Massachusetts. Around the same time I'll be picking Rob up from the San Jose airport so we can have one more ill advised nonstop trip across the country. I have assured Rob that he will be back home by Tuesday morning (that weekend is Memorial Day, so we get Monday off, which is a big part of scheduling the move for that weekend) so he won't have to miss any work. Google Maps claims we can make the drive in about 2.5 days worth of driving, but we'll just have to see how that plan goes...
So if anyone's up for helping me move the few large (but not heavy really, just bulky it turns out) items of furniture I've got from my apartment to the moving company's terminal sometime on Friday May 26th please let me know. Volunteers will be rewarded with disgarded computer equipment and whatever else I have lying around that I don't want to bring with me to the other side of the country.