Groundhog Day 2016

February 2, 2016 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: PAS.

Since a near blizzard was expected on this Groundhog Day, I’m guessing it will be cloudy all day. Not only will our local rent-a-groundhog (Jimmy XII) not see his shadow, we will be lucky to see him at all! Edit 1: Big surprise – No shadow, so an early spring shall be upon us! Edit • Read More »

How was Mississippi?

January 25, 2016 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: CMS, HKS, PAS, Vacation.

Mississippi was great, thanks for asking. As one last hurrah before the girls returned to school for the spring semester, we decided to head to Mississippi to find some warmer weather and visit some friends & family. We hit the road by 5AM on Sunday and were on our way. Thankfully, it was an uneventful • Read More »

The Decision

January 14, 2016 | By Patrick | 1 Comment | Filed in: PAS.

The day of reckoning has arrived.┬áRelocation decision forms are due on January 15, 2016. Today (a full day early, mind you) I submitted my form to HR indicating that I will not be relocating to the greater Chicago area. We wanted to give the offer a fair shot, we did our due diligence, but in • Read More »

Back from Chicago

January 10, 2016 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: MMS, PAS.

Well, we’re back. We had a very pleasant time in downtown Chicago. To sum it up, the exploratory visit accomplished its goal to give us enough of a flavor to make our relocation decision. More on that in the upcoming days. We arrived late Thursday and checked in to our hotel. Not much going on, • Read More »

Exploratory visit scheduled

January 6, 2016 | By Patrick | No Comments | Filed in: MMS, PAS.

What in the world does that mean? As part of the relocation offer, my employer offers us a trip to the new city to “check it out” and see if it is right for us. Our visit is scheduled for Friday, so we will take them up on it and see what there is to • Read More »