January 31st, 2008

Mood Violet

day late...

So this is a day late - I planned to post it yesterday.
And I don't feel like forcing the date.

It's 2008.
27 years ago, exactly two weeks before my wedding, on the 30th of January, I was called into my manager's office at Badger Meter Electronics Division (where I worked) and laid off. Final paycheck.

I took it calmly. Wasn't the first time I'd been laid off, and I knew the world would not end, and I viewed it as a test of faith.

Three weeks later, after taking a few days of 'honeymoon' to drive north to Portland for job interviewing, I got an offer from Tektronix.

We had wanted to move back to Oregon; this pretty much forced the issue.