First off-- D's doing pretty great at potty training. Far from independent, for very encouraging. He starts school in less than a week, and I think with some reminders and encouragement from his teacher, and the example of the other kids, he'll be good to go pretty quickly. YAY (universe, please don't make me eat my words).
Second-- Quinn has a third tooth! I just think that's exciting. No clue if that's related to the recent return to hating-of-naps or general crankiness, or if there are more coming after it or what. But, new tooth. That's cool.
Third-- and this is a biggie. Zach gave notice at his job yesterday. He'll finish off his 2 weeks there, and then move on to a new (if temporary) position at a start-up with several former colleagues. There's a lot that can be said about this transition, but for the purposes of this post I'll just say that soon after starting his current job he realized it would not be a good long-term possibility. He's starting the application process right now for business school, to start next fall, but was also looking for what other job opportunities might be out there. So then this new job came up, offered by a former boss whom he respects highly and they only need him for 9-10 months which works out kinda perfectly with the business school thing, and so we're taking it.
The kicker-- the job is based in the SF bay area. Moving didn't seem feasable, so what we've worked out is that he'll spend 4 days a week in the bay, then come home for friday-sunday, working at home on friday.
I don't have to point out that this set-up is kind of, um, le suck. But, it is temporary, and believe it or not overall this feels like the better of our 2 options job-wise (the position he's leaving was about to require a buttload of travel as well, up to 2 weeks at a time in Ohio. I'd rather have a consistent gone-for-4-days predictable schedule that we can plan around/for rather than random gone-for-long-periods-of-time trips). We do have our nanny, who'll start working the evenings Zach's gone so I'll have that help during the dinner/bedtime