Back in the saddle again
Great news--after nearly four years of being "between contracts" (most of which was spent writing my book, Solaris Systems Programming), I'm finally earning some money again! I'm on a 4-month contract (good possibility of renewals) in Edmonton, Alberta, doing some Solaris systems admin stuff for Telus.
While it's great to be back in the saddle again, it does mean that I'm currently living away from home. The 15th-floor apartment I'm renting is OK, but it's a bit of a culture shock having spent the last 4 years working from home! Natuarally, I miss Jenny and Judge (and all my local friends) a lot, but I plan to spend every other weekend or so back in Kelowna, once I've settled in Edmonton properly (hey, at least as a contractor, I can write this stuff off!).
My building in downtown Edmonton (literally a 7 minute walk door to door from work) has a swimming pool and gym, so I guess I'll be able to get some regular exercise (in addition to walking: I hav eno car here, and the pedways make walking very convenient, despite the cold weather outside). But most of the time I read and watch TV (talking of which, last night's Jeremiah was excellent, as was the finale of The Amazing Race).
Anyways, I'm looking forward to paying off my debt, and treating myself to a new toy or three... :-)