We are relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico!
A few weeks ago Dan came home and said that his company, LAM Research, was encouraging some of their Saratoga team to transfer to a contractor position at Intel in Rio Rancho.
My first word was, yes!
I love change. But more than other moves, this is bittersweet because we’ve found such a good community here. Maya was born here and friends have helped us immensely.
We are putting our house on the market. We will have been in it for fourteen months or so. That’s OK, this is what life is about. We’ll leave some items at my parent’s house, get rid of most of our furniture, and move lightly to the Southwest.
My mom’s brother, George, and his wife Sheila live in ABQ. I’ve been there to visit them and I loved the arid climate, the Rio Grande, the proximity to different states.
Dan will go out for training in Portland, Oregon on March 18 for three weeks. He’ll come home briefly and then fly to ABQ, start his job, and look for a home for us to rent.
Mr. Cocciardi has offered to drive the cars with Dan to our new home. Harriet will go with them.
My last day of work will be April 12. My mom, Maya, and I will fly out sometime after that once we have the basics: bed, crib, fridge.
I’ve already looked at jobs there and I’m sure I’ll find speech work. I’m in the process of applying for a New Mexico Speech Pathology license. I’m hoping to do per diem in a few different settings to learn new skills: hospital, nursing home, voice clinic. Transgender voice therapy is a blossoming part of our profession and I’m interested in learning more.
Our dear friends Kasey and Scott are also moving so Scott can take a job at Intel. We’ll have built-in friends!
Thank to you to everyone who has visited, made our home homier, and supported us during Maya’s first year. Come to the Southwest!