I work again

After a week back in the workforce, I was feeling quite philosophical, but I couldn’t come up with a good theme that would work as a Tuesday Zep. Maybe next week if I’m feeling up to the task – it will probably be a private post, too…. Think “This I Used to Believe”. In the meantime, a few bits and pieces of what I’ve been up to lately.

Diamond stretching
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I’ve moved to Louisville

In case you’ve missed the tweets and Facebook activity, yes, I’m now living in Louisville. I’m trying to spend most of my time looking for jobs (My LinkedIn profile), but I’ve been quite occupied getting the new apartment unpacked and acclimating to a new city. Let me know if you need a Guest Pass to see all of the photos in the new Taking Louisville album.

Moving in.
Moving in: August 21st.

Nathan began law school at UofL almost two weeks ago. Unfortunately, we were not able to move in to Dupont Commons in Old Louisville. It’s a long story, but the end result was that we had to find another place that could accommodate us within four days and have a 6-month lease or less. We had looked at the Phoenix Place apartments (less than a mile east of downtown) a month ago, so we ended up returning there and took the top two floors of a beautiful historic building. Camden Prospect Park was another good option, but we opted to go for something closer to downtown.

Move-in was Friday. We were so relieved to finally have a place to put our things, especially Nathan who had been staying at a Value Place studio room for a week, not to mention Red Roof for a few days since the Dupont management kept moving back our move-in day! Jon and I transported almost everything out of our old house last Sunday. Michael has been indispensable all week. We couldn’t thank him enough! Jon had to return to work in Nashville on Wednesday, so we were very fortunate to have Greg available on Friday to help us move, as well.

I’m leaving out plenty of other juicy details, such as Nathan’s twisted ankle, but I’ll keep this entry as brief as possible. The days seem to be wasting away too quickly already. I will say that our cable Internet with Insight is nice and fast, but I’ve been frustrated with my desktop as it only receives a weak wireless signal up in my room. This, of course, will be remedied as soon as we all agree where we want to camp the router.

To everyone in Nashville, I miss you! I will be blessed to find friends like you in Louisville.

Thanks again to Greg and Michael!
Thanks again to Greg and Michael!

Looking for Louisville IT job for August

<UPDATE Aug. 12th> Still job searching, but we have found a great little apartment in Old Louisville and will sign a 6 month lease when we move this Sunday, the 16th. Can’t wait to share pictures when we move in. Jon and Nathan are still looking for a farm house in the long run – not sure if I will move with them at that point.</UPDATE>

I am doing the full time IT job search for our August move to Louisville. I plan on applying to a lot of tech jobs in the next few weeks, so please don’t hesitate to Tweet, comment below, or contact me however you want if you have any leads for the Louisville, Kentucky area!

I was a systems engineer for three years as the first contact for all software and hardware needs for two conference centers. Please take a look at my LinkedIn profile. I am almost finished updating have updated my USAJOBS, GovernmentJobs, Navy Civilian Hiring, and Dice profiles. I also plan on using TEKsystems IT recruiting.

Jon, Nathan, and I are looking for a house in Louisville, as well. We’re busy trying to sell the Nashville home, so none of us have read up on the best places to live in L. Any recommendations in the real estate field up there are appreciated. Nathan will be attending UofL law in August and Jon’s transferring to a Walgreens up there. A small farm is what they’re looking for, but a condo or apartment in the meantime will be just fine.

Otherwise, you know I love me some good arts and culture in any town. What are your favorite resources for Louisville?