Drove 50 miles from Smithville, Texas to Austin for a drug test. Drove back. Packed and loaded kids, bikes, and tons of stuff. Drove 5 hours from Smithville to Mission, Texas. Umph. Long, long day.
Recovered from being away from home for over a week. Unpacked, then rode 40 miles with Speedo. Received offer with Austin company. Woohoo! Started preparations for traveling to Tampa, Florida to interview for Houston job.
Prepped for interview and flight. Had to iron and starch my best cotton dress shirt with french cuffs. This proves to be harder than interval training. Flight departed at 3:55p, and I arrived at hotel in Tampa at 10:15p. Shirt was wrinkled again, so I had to do a little touch up. Oh the humanity.
Got up early and rode 30 minutes on hotel exercise bike. The wide, extra-padded seat felt like I was sitting on a lumpy pillow on top of my Fi:zik saddle. How can anyone think a seat like this is comfortable? If I had ridden much longer, my thighs would have caught fire from chafing friction.
Interviewed with all sorts of VPs from 9:00a-2:30p. Had a delicious Italian meal at lunch, and managed to not get any sauce on my white shirt. This was a good sign. Flew home, and walked in the door at about 10:45p.
Oh yeah -- it was my 15th wedding anniversary too. What a day!
Received verbal offer on Houston job. Wahoo! Drove 1.5 hours to drop off kids with wife's sister. Drove back home, and had a date night with my love. We and 8 other patrons saw Public Enemies, which I thought was a pretty good flick. I love Micheal Mann's films. We then ate at a chain Italian restaurant that serves chianti in water glasses. It was still pretty good, and we had a great time.
Nutshell? It was obviously a long week. Next week will be a slow down, so I hope to get in some rides and some substantive posts. And the most important part...make a decision on the two offers. Wish me luck...