Well, for those of you anxiously awaiting (ha ha) this post since my last on the subject. We’re finally all settled in up here in New Jersey. The movers returned on Sunday, the 8th, and loaded up all of our stuff (except for the little bit we were taking to survive on until they came). The trip up was uneventful (thankfully), and we arrived as planned in the afternoon on Wednesday.
We absolutely love the area; we’re in north Princeton (technically in Montgomery Twp). Most every road is two lanes, and many of them cut through wooded areas and farmlands. My drive to work consists of about 10 minutes of wood-lined drives and 10 minutes of farm-lined drives, and, apart from crossing US 1, there is very little traffic to speak of, even during rush hour, so much nicer than the urban, perpetual six-laned, traffic (and traffic-light) bloated roads I took to work in Tampa
The weather here has been lovely as well, at least as far as I’m concerned—I love cool weather. It’s been lows in the 50s and highs no more than mid-70s, perfect, in other words. With the occasional cool, rainy day, I don’t think I could order nicer weather. Different strokes for different folks, I guess, but I much prefer this to the already sultry Tampa weather we were having when we left.
Our place is nice, too. It’s a duplex townhouse backed by greenery and a babbling brook, nestled off a little road, just south of Rocky Hill. The floorplan is very different from what we came from, this being a two-story townhouse and our prior being a one-story house, but with the huge attic and large, accessible crawl space, we’ve managed to make everything fit rather nicely. Just last night I finished hooking up my desktop, which was the last bit of settling in really.
The job is great, too, better than I expected. Of course, I’ve learned you gotta work at a place for at least 3, if not 6 or more, months to really get a feel for it. But, especially compared to my last full-time gig, the overall atmosphere at Infragistics is superlative. We’ve got a lot of work to do, but it is exciting.
All in all, I feel this has been a really great move for me and for my family. Making cross-country moves with a family is a big deal, and I’m very glad this one seems to have worked out very positively. We’re looking forward to our next N years here.
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