So, after announcing my thoughts that moving out west would be the best plan I was told that I'm getting promoted. Which is great, because I intend to use the extra money to move out of this state. It's also nice to know that the utter hell I've been in is rewarded by recieving the promotion that I should have had months ago, without any of the bad crap that would have come along with it if I had been given it back then.
In other news, this weekend we went up to visit my in-laws. My mother-in-law is moving back to Colorado, and selling her house. As a consequence she needed/wanted to get rid of a lot her things. So we now have a new Vaccuum, pillows, cooking pots, hangers, toolbox, vice grips, weed whacker, and so forth. The items we could not take back with us are being driven down to us in a week or so. It was a rather bitter sweet exchange as her moving to Colorado seems to be a kind of resignation for her. Yet, when you know the whole history, it's what she's wanted to do for over a decade.
We stayed with my father-in-laws afterward. The rest of the weekend we had some rather fantastic meals and great conversations about moving and everything that's been happening. Rachael and I are also working on setting aside Tuesday afternoons for ourselves. Overall it was really awesome.