Back From California

Well, as of yesterday, I am back at home, after going out to California to visit my fiancée’s family.  I’m feeling pretty good about the whole experience.  Apparently, all the family members that I visited liked me, which covers her parents, her sisters, and several of her uncles.  So, one of my biggest worries, that her family would not care for me or approve of me marrying her, has been put to rest.

The overall trip was quite enjoyable.  I’ve never been out to California before, and it is a lovely state.  Drier than Hades, but still a nice place to visit.  Except, of course, for the driving; since I’m 26 and my girlfriend is only 23, I had to rent the car and I was the only person who was able to drive on the California freeways.  Our schedule was rather packed, trying to meet with her family over the course of four days before we had to return home, but we managed to get through it without being overly stressed.  We even had time to go to the beach with her two younger sisters on Wednesday.  It was a pretty good trip.  (Until the plane trip home, that is, which is a story all by itself.  I’ll tell it tomorrow, as I’m trying to focus on the positive today.)

Plus, to add to the good news, I have a job!  I got the position for which I interviewed last week, which makes me quite happy.  Besides the obvious personal boost in having actual employment, I will also be boosting my income for the next few weeks (the position will last for at least five to seven weeks) and can put off getting unemployment, extending my eligibility for another few weeks.  There’s at least the possibility that this could turn into a longer-term position.  As an extra added bonus, it’ll be one more position to put onto my resume, which could make me all the more desirable to other potential employer.

All in all, one of the better weeks I’ve had in quite a while.  And don’t worry, in a couple of days I’ll be back to talking about money, investing and personal finance, just like normal.

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