Of happenings

So as I’ve let OPPO know over the last couple months we’re planning on making a big move to the SF Bay Area. As my wife and I have lived in this house for 10 years it means there’s a ton of shit to clean up and projects that were never gotten to kicked out. One poor soul this weekend was my 63 Willys CJ6. It ended up being a money pit and had no title but I was still sad to see it go.

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I took off from Thanksgiving through last Friday so I got a lot done, sold a lot of shit on FB marketplace, rented a 20 yard dumpster and filled the damn thing. Fixed a ton of stuff around the house and took more runs to goodwill than I care to think about. I am sore as hell and almost glad to be back at work today.

A 73 CB750 left the property yesterday, it was complete but rough so no pics necessary. It just followed me home for free and got stuck in a shed with an ‘I’ll do something with you later’ note in my head.

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Aso got rid of my enduros which was also sad, but never got to do much with them.

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I was a bit sad to send my 79 Goldwing down the road on Thursday. That one was strange. I lost the keys for it (I’m an idiot) so I was asking $300 for it just to get it gone. Someone drove 5 hours one way to pick it up! They drove 10 hours in a day for a bike that in perfect shape is worth $1500 - some people are crazy.

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Next to go is scout. I had it listed a month or so ago but had too many tire kickers and no real interest so I took it down. It’ll probably o back up this weekend.

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It’s a strange and unnerving thing to get rid of things you’ve spent a decade gathering. I’m trying not to value them in how much I made or lost on them, but just sending them on to new homes for someone else to love.

On job news I got an offer from one company in San Jose. It’s an engineering firm and the salary is what I asked for but the benefits are terrible. 1.5% 401K match, mediocre health insurance that costs over $500 a month to me only two weeks vacation and a few other things plus very little money for relocation. Not to toot my horn too much but I’m a very good IT Systems Engineer and especially in the small corner of IT where I’ve specialized there are very few people like me, I think I’m going to pass on this offer.

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Related I’d interviewed with one of the big FAANG companies back in early November and it went well but they’d kept pushing back the date of a decision and the recruiter has been blowing me off. Good thing about this offer is that I reached out with news I had another offer and they all of a sudden got right back gave me the information I’d been asking for a while. Final interview of candidates for the position are today, the recruiter also told me he’d push them for a fast decision and that the feedback on me had been excellent but they ‘couldn’t make an official decision until the finished the interviews’. I may be reading into it too much, but that sounds promising to me.

So thanks for reading my ramblings and giving me an awesome place to let this out as 2 people (Wife and a friend) know about this. I’ve appreciated all advice that I’ve gotten and this community is just generally awesome!

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