A Personal Update
Tech Guy has a new job starting 2/17 working from home. Remote manager of a dept. for a tech firm. Big step up in his career, yada yada, but not so convenient for me. At least there's a raise!
We weren't sure at first whether this job would require a move. When you're in your 40s, those aren't easy to make. We were both raised in CA and all his family is still here. It'd be SO much easier to afford a home of our own in just about any other state, but his father is experiencing a slow mental decline and retiring some time this year.
Tech Guy is an only child, so the aging parent burden is all his. I do a lot of helping with his father's memory like putting important bills where he can't miss them and making sure the stove is off. At some point, he definitely won't be able to live alone, and those are never easy conversations. We all cherish our independence. But who knows when that date is? Dementia is still unpredictable.
Anyway, the flexibility of the new job and increased salary will allow Tech Guy to return to the gym and continue rehab on his bad knee. He still needs a crutch for walking longer distances. He looks forward to shoving those in the back of a closet.