I stole that line from an Ian Moore song but it fits with the general theme tonight.
When I went to tour Microsoft in Redmond a few weeks ago and met with the Windows 2003 R2 developers, people around here were amazed that I wasn't hellbent to apply for a job out there. Sure, I talked with their senior recruiter at the dinner reception but that wasn't my goal of the trip. It wouldn't sit right with me if I took a job after my current workplace had footed the bill for sending me out there. It was a great experience in general and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
We've only been in the new house for about 9 months now, and after everything we've gone through to get this built, I would have a hard time leaving it behind. I try to make decisions that make the most sense at that particular moment. Of course, in the future, you can look back and say 'Well maybe I should have done that differently' but I wouldn't be where I am today with the family I have if I had done things differently. Hard to explain, but it makes sense if you think about it.
I just finished taking the trash out to the curb and normally that isn't the most memorable or pleasurable thing to do but it was definitely something I will remember for a long time. A lot of the leaves from our forest have already fallen on the ground and since we're far enough away from the 'light pollution' of the city, I could see quite a few of the stars out tonight. For some reason, it is still in the 60s outside, in November, in Michigan. That's practically unheard of.
Long story, well, long, is that for the moment, what is the most important to me overall is just being happy. You could compare it to a Visa commercial and call it 'priceless' but if I was off somewhere as a stranger in a strangeland, I don't think I'd be as happy as I am right now. I enjoyed taking the trash out. That type of thing doesn't happen very often.