My boss came by, today, and we talked about my desire to move back to New Orleans. He was clearly concerned that I was going to just up and split right then because he asked me three times if I would give him time to get a replacement. I promised him I would, and I will because I have to wait for my vacation check to roll in so I at least have enough money to rent a truck and get storage and a room once I get there. I really need to start hitting Craig's List and such hard because I want to get out of here within the month. I must be crazy. I don't even know if I'm going to be able to get somebody to help me load up the truck up here much less unload it down there. I wonder if I can hire some college kids or something.
Anyway, we talked about which of the people on my staff would be best suited to replace me as supervisor. I feel confident that I have a good reputation with my bosses and with the branch manager. My boss had said that my branch manager was willing to call the manager down in New Orleans to put in the good word. I emailed my boss with the list of areas I would be willing to work down there, like the city itself, Metairie, Kenner, and even Chalmette if necessary. No matter what, I've put the ball in motion so now I gotta follow through. I've moved around the country several times before but this will be the first time without a real money buffer and also the first time with two cats in tow. Yeesh.