Monday, August 25, 2008


Now that Jeff has officially given notice, I can tell everyone. Jeff is leaving Symantec. He got a job at Garage Games. It is a local company, so we won't be moving. It has come at the perfect time. Last Wednesday, Symantec announced that their IT department would be outsourced through EDS. That includes Jeff's position. It would maybe pay the same, but the benefits are lacking compared to what we currently have with Symantec. The very next day, he got the call for the new job. He is very excited to move out of IT, which is not what he went to school to do. He really wants to go into game programming, and this should open the door for it. He will be doing QA (quality assurance) work like he did at Symantec, but he should also be able to do a little more programming and eventually move to programming for good.
He starts his new job on September 8th. So I get to spend the next two weeks going to doctors and dentists. Tomorrow, Alona has a doctor appointment tomorrow morning and a dentist appointment in the afternoon. She has many cavities and it will take at least 2 appointments to take care of them. She was fine 6 months ago, so I don't know what happened. On Thurdsay, Ashley gets sealants on her 6 year molars. On Sept 2nd Alona has her second dentist appointment, and on Sept 4th I get to have a lump removed from my hand. We had to fit it all in while we have insurance that covers everything and uses up our flexible spending money.
With all that and 3 birthdays, the next 2 weeks should be really busy. Oh, and school starts Sept 3rd. And Alona is starting Kindergarten this year. Friday we are having dinner and a birthday party with Jeff's family. Saturday is Alona and Jeff's birthday and Alona wants to go to Chuck E. Cheese, Monday is Labor Day, Tuesday is my birthday, and Wednesday is the first day of school. At least we can rest on Sunday!
That's all the news for now!

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