Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

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I managed to get a little computer time today after all (everybody else is watching movies and/or in Turkey Coma).

I could write paragraphs and paragraphs about all the little things I’m thankful for. But really, there are only a few things that really matter. In particular there are two rather big things worth mentioning here now.

The first one is a new job. I’ve really enjoyed the contract work that I’ve been doing since moving to the Atlanta area. It’s been a good mix of system administration and web application development, which are two of my favorite things. And the flexibility of working from home has been a great boon (until you find yourself working through the weekend to make up the hours you spent running errands). But I’ve continued to search for a full-time job with the usual benefits, lower health insurance costs, lower tax burden, paid holidays, etc. You start to miss those things when you don’t have them for a while. Anyhow, I interviewed for a position as a perl developer a couple of weeks ago, and I just got a message yesterday with an offer for the job. I’ll probably post more details after it’s properly official.

The other big thing I’m thankful for is… Well, it’s still in the works, so to speak.

Or maybe I should say it’s a little thing. Well, it’s little now. But growing.

Susan and I are having a baby πŸ™‚

Okay, that’s enough computer time for today. I think I’ll go join my family again. They’re watching a Jimmy Neutron movie, and I’m missing all the burping. But more importantly, the pecan and pumpkin pies should almost be cool enough to eat now πŸ˜‰

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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11 Responses to Thankful

  1. Hanni says:

    Congratulations x2!!

  2. Sara says:

    OMG, Congratulations!!! When is the big day??!! You do have a lot to be thankful for. πŸ™‚

  3. We just found out a couple of weeks ago. Our best estimate is for August/September 2005.

  4. Mark says:

    Congratulations my friend!!
    I hope to have a couple between Jennifer and I someday!

  5. Glen says:

    Hey, that’s great! Glad you moved before the little one came – that’s easier than after.

  6. Sara says:

    That’s great!! Awwwwww a summer baby…how sweet! πŸ™‚ Congrats again!!

  7. danithew says:

    Congrats on the baby that is expected! Enjoy your (leftover) pie! πŸ™‚

  8. mike says:

    Congratulations to you both on the great news! Congrats on the job too.

  9. Hal says:

    Congrats and congrats!

  10. Ronaldo says:

    Man, you made the announcement so small that I didn’t notice it until today, when Bloglines showed the entry again because of some update. Congratulations! May God bless you all.

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