So the news I've been sitting on for about a week is that I have a tenure track job! My new job is at Lorain County Community College, in Elyria OH. Community college will be a shift for me. As Evelyn pot it, I'm on "the front lines of education" (can you hear the shelling?)
Moving will be a, um, challenge, considering all the travel we have scheduled this summer. I'm taking students to China (next week!) and after that I'm participating in the NEH Summer Institute on history and philosophy in China (In Honolulu!) Hopefully, they will let me keep junk in this office for a while. You know how in the movies, when someone gets fired, they are always told "clean out your desk and be out of here by the afternoon" and then they cut to the laid off worker with a single cardboard box of personal affects? That could never happen to me. It will take at least two full work days to sort through all the crap here and get it out.
But by the end of the summer, we should be in Ohio, at least mostly. Maybe. We are looking at places to live. Maybe Avon? Oberlin? There is a Cleveland suburb with "lake" in it--Westlake. Considering I don't want to ever move again, and may never have to move again, picking a place to live should be done carefully. But probably won't be. At least I sold that damn amplifier (and got $80 for it.) Next question: should we take the piano with us?