We have a new car!
We bought a Toyota RAV4 Cruiser - 2.2L diesel, AWD, graphite grey and with more gadgets than a Radioshack bargain bin. We have a reversing camera, proximity sensors, built-in GPS, Bluetooth handsfree, blind-spot alerts, automatic wipers and high-beams, traction control, key-less entry and start, iPhone and Android integration. It beeps and boops and comes with a separate user manual just for the centre console unit. I feel like we've bought the Starship Enterprise.
I'll get some photos this weekend.
On the job front, I'm getting interviews, now people are back for the new year, and I'm expecting at least one, maybe two, firm offers on Monday - as well as an interview for a short term contract, should I feel like going for money over "job security" (whatever that means). Keep fingers crossed for the *good* job, as the other one looks like a much less geek-friendly environment (and I think I've been spoiled by Silicon Valley).
Jules is settling into his preschool room well, it seems, and his favourite teachers have both moved to his room too. He's made some friends (they say) and is much vocal than he was in the tiny-tots room; he also stole a Professor Zee car from somebody's locker, so it's swings and roundabouts I guess.
The weather still sucks, so we're all happy to skip the bus for a while, and thus weekend I hope we can get out of the city and spend a little time enjoying the new car smell.