Well, this past month has been an incredibly busy and stressful one. I got a new job working as a GPS surveyor for Mortenson Construction. At the start of the job, my superintendent told me that “eventually” I would have to travel as one project ends and another begins. We are mainly contracted by a company called SunPower, which aims to construct solar panel fields in various states across the country. My superintendent said that there was work starting up in Texas that I would probably be sent to. At first he didn’t mention a timeframe, and I assumed he meant that I would be traveling after a few months/years of working here in Southern California.
Well, 2 weeks ago, he informed me that my work on this current project would be complete and I’d have to move to Texas within one week. He didn’t have a specific location or an exact date, he simply said I should start packing immediately. So we did, my wife and I. Over just a few days, we scrambled to gather what little belongings we could stuff into two cars for the two-day drive that would take us from our home here in SoCal out to Texas, and we waited to hear where in Texas we would be going. As our week came to an end, my superintendent then informed me that we still have one more week before he would have our destination set.
So now my wife and I have all of our belongings packed up and waiting to travel halfway across the country, and we must still wait “another week” before we know just where we’re going. It’s a rather stressful thing, being ready to move but not knowing where or when we have to leave. The last two weeks have been completely filled with trying to visit family and say our goodbyes, explaining the situation and all the benefits that will come with this move to them, and living out of one basket of clothes and a backpack of living essentials.
And on top of all this, I was in the middle of a music commission that I was just starting to make progress in when I had to pack up my computer and composing equipment. It is most frustrating to have dozens of musical ideas waiting to be written while the means for producing these ideas lies packed in a cardboard box two feet away.
So, that’s the basic gist of what’s been going on this last month and why I’ve been even more inactive here than I normally am. I’ll probably write up another update once we have moved and gotten settled, wherever it is that we end up.