Of course it was pretty bleak for me for a little while, but things have turned in my favor it seems. I found a pretty good job working for the electric company in killeen TX. In fact I still have some unemployment benefits left and the company is going to pay for us to move. In truth I could probably live here and work there, because this is the sort of job where you go some place different every morning. I will have a company truck and each morning I will drive it to where the work is, probably have some big piece of gear on a trailer behind it most of the time. Obviously it would be better to be living in Killeen, but much of the time I will be going to some place that is not going to be much closer to any place there than I am now. Other days it would stink.
However this works out all the same, although it is pretty much one of those things. The word for it is serendipity I think, meaning that there are just some things that fall in to place. In this case we found a person who wanted to swap places with us and in fact was willing to give us a good deal on it. It is not that hard to figure out. I have known the guy for a very long time and if you climbed up on my house you could see the place he works. He would be going from a half hour drive in the morning and in the evening, to literally being able to walk back and forth from lunch in about six or seven minutes. If you cut a hole in the fence you do the trip in half as long.