Moving from Utah to North Carolina is a no-go. And it’s for the dumbest reason ever.

My employer doesn’t contract with one health insurance provider, but with two. Which you get is determined by what state you live in. If I want to keep my insurer but be in the NC region, I’d have to move to SC or VA.

So dumb.

So far now, the move is canceled and I remain a Utah resident merely visiting. I may yet move to MS or NM, since those are on the same carrier.

I know it looks like I’m being silly and difficult, but I changed insurance providers 5 times in 4 years and it sucked a lot. Everything got messed up all the time and no doctor trusts another doctor’s diagnosis and just screw it.

So, you know how The Big Plan includes finding a better paying job and then finding a remote work job later, with the desire that both be the same job? Well I got a new job.

It’s not a better paying job. In fact, it’s slightly worse in that department because it’s salaried instead of hourly wage. And it’s not officially a remote work job. However, after the training period, I am allowed to work remotely, which is a huge development. It means I can finally get a dog. And possibly it means I can do the recon work in Arizona for my desert base.

It’ll mean actually fixing things, and it’s a multi-disciplinary role, so it’s fixing several sorts of things. Tonight is my last night on the service desk, and then everything changes. Again.

Including my Six Subjects, because now my “next role” is also my current role while I’m getting up to speed. Which opens room for a new 6th subject. And that’s a good thing because I’m studying shooting and hunting now.

My Program of Recovery

  • Meetings
  • Sponsorship
  • Step work
  • Daily reading
  • Slogans
  • Service

My Employment

  • SAP Netweaver
  • HANA
  • Oracle
  • Sybase
  • MS SQL
  • MySQL
  • SQL Anywhere
  • Windows Server
  • Red Hat Linux 


Physical Education

Shooting and Hunting

  • Rifle
  • Pistol
  • Shotgun
  • Deer
  • Small game