Have been through a lot. I've shared my thoughts and my life with all of you since 2004. Seems like a long time, eh. I've blogged about our bathroom remodel, the drunk plumber, my grandmother's passing, Hawaii, our road trip to Santa Fe, Antarctica and the list goes on and on. Every year I increase the number of posts year over year and frankly I find blogging to be somewhat therapeutic. Blogging after all is named after "web log" which in essence is a diary.
Today, my last day as an employee of Mitel ends one chapter in my life and begins another. While for reasons that should be obvious to you I did not blog about the interview and hiring process but I do plan on blogging about the new job. I've cleaned out Big Red. My Dodge Magnum company car. Do all of you know why it's called Big Red? Two friends of mine (gay fellows) upon first seeing my new car exclaimed that it looked like a Big Red Penis. Hence the nickname was born. Do I mind riding around in something that was called a big red penis, nah....to me, it's just Big Red.
So, on the kitchen floor sits a box filled with all the paraphernalia that is a necessity in Southern California for a vehicle. After all, we spend a lot of time in them around here. The saddest part is Yoda, sitting quietly on the kitchen counter looking out the window at Big Red. Yoda is my talisman of sorts, a gift from a good friend, that hangs on the rear view mirror. I know Yoda is sad to see Big Red go, but soon a new vehicle will be there and Yoda will be guiding it through the highways and byways on it's new adventures.