thank you very much for asking. as a matter of fact, I just got back to my hotel, after a day spent with the movers, moving stuff into our new apartment. we took a great place, 3 blocks from the beach and 3 blocks from a train station, in a great neighborhood, that is a lot like where we lived in new york - green and relativly quiet, but you can walk places and there are resteraunts and pubs and coffee shops and a dry cleaner etc within walking distance. there are also 10 play grounds within a 10 minute walk. we are very happy with the new place.
my wife and son seem to be happy enough with the move - both will miss there friends, but such is life. my wife's friends threw her 2 parties and one for the whole family, as well as a whole bunch of other celebrations, and gave us pretty much everything we need for the twins. I was amazed at the outpouring of love - after moving around all my life, with no body ever giving me a going away party, I am very impressed at my wife. my son wasn't happy to leave his friends, but he is happy to be in a new school with a pool, and to live across the street from a playground. the twins are developing nicly, and even though they aren't due for another 3 months, my wife is as big as she was with my son at full term. she is not very happy about that part.
work is going well - I am very happy with the people I am working with, I am very happy with the conditions, the challenge still looks both fun and doable. I just got back from a 3 week trip to visit my exisitng distributors in asia and australia, and enjoyed it and gotten a good idea of what needs to be done to achive my goals.
I have been able to buy myself a few ties from chuck and some new shirts from rick, and feel like a new man.
the one wrinckle has been that I sent out an email giving about 300 people my new email and telephone number, and 3 people from my old company called me to ask me for a job. I told them that that "I couldn't talk to them about a job, because my non-compete was still in force and we should talk in a few months" basically to be polite. my old boss, the big shit, sent me a letter threatening to sue me, and basically trying to bully me about a little dispute we had a while back about compensation. so I had to get a lawyer to exchange letters with his laywer. but I am trying to get him out of my thoughts and get on with life.
so, thanks for asking, all is good in the trotter household.