I probably should have updated this sooner, what with my last post being what it was...so here we go.
I accepted the job in Lincoln. Gave my boss my three week notice, and then didn't hear a peep out of him until yesterday. I am suprised at how well he took it. We were having a "meeting" after work, i.e. "We have lots of work to do, not enough work going out, we are almost out of money again, I am going to hire three or four more mechanics." Right after that last comment, he looked at me and said that he needed to find another one since I was leaving.
And that was it. Nothing more than a "I need to replace you." I was kinda worried he would do something rash...but he understood why, so that is that.
My last day of work at T.G.I.Fridays in Mesquite is Sunday the 3d of February, working from 11 AM till 4 PM. Last day at my "real" job is the 9th. I hope to have everything packed up by then so that on the 10th I can load up a U-Haul and hit the road for home. Trip home will have a detour of a day or two in Tulsa, and then get home by the 12th. Take a drug test on the 13th, and hopefully start work on the 19th. If the drug test doesn't come in on time, I will just start work once it does come in. That week home before work starts will be rather full with me getting moved in, set up, and buying a vehicle that has four wheels, intact windows, an engine that runs, and a heater. It will be a sad day when I garage my bike. She has carried me through many miles since we met, and I will be abandoning her for several months.
Oh yeah, about the miles on my bike. I bought her in May with 17,000 on the odometer. She is now reading 37,000+. Not too bad. 20,000 in a little over eight months.