We are staying in the hotel right now, because the house is not going to be ready for a couple of days. Jan and I just got to Springfield this morning and we are going to get the place ready. In the meanwhile the kids are going to stay with their Grandma for a couple of weeks. Of course they want to finish the school year and there is not any reason to pull them out of school just yet. We are going to do some work on the house and I have this http://www.direct-satellite-tv.com/directv/illinois/ package of cheap satellite TV getting installed. Of course that is not that big of a deal, but I wanted to have the stuff all set up when the kids got there. Of course the Internet matters a whole lot more than the TV for them. They have to have their wi fi and all of the stuff like that. Of course they are on their phones 90 percent of the time.
It is a pretty big step up in theory. Jan got this big promotion in the state government and my company seemed pretty happy to transfer me down her. Of course we are all over the Midwest and other parts of the country. So the company has other jobs all over the place and there was one down here. It was not a perfect fit, but it was close enough and the pay is pretty good. In particular when you figure in the big raise that Jan is making we are going to be much better off financially. The real problem is that we are not going to have the friends and family around like we did back at the old place. Obviously it is nice to live close to your relatives and friends.