The job would be doing some .net development to create a particular kind of web application for his brother's company.
I cannot get into details without violating my NDA, but the gist is this:
1) They have a product idea, and some money, and some distinct ideas of how to go about doing this product.
2) They want Michael, and one or two other people he chooses, to get in and work on this product for them.
3) We go up on the second weekend in October, and talk with them and see what we think of the project. Can it be done to their spec by their schedule, etc.
4) We decide if we can do it, and either commit to do so, or say "enh".
So I have two tasks: to be knowledgeable enough on .NET to be able to say "yeah, sure, I can do this" if it's doable. And, to keep my other job opportunities going so that I won't find myself out without anything, if it turns out they're smoking funny smoke.
Which means Norm Thompsons can't go away, but I do need to talk to scheduling NOW to prevent myself getting screwed.