It has been quite some time since I posted, in large part because I have taken a new job and moved to Vancouver. This was sort of in the air around the time of my last post (Birthday Blues) but it hadn't been nailed down and I didn't want to jinx it. My overall impressions are good, though I would say the cultural scene is thin compared to Chicago. I am enjoying my job much more, despite the huge amount of work required to get the regional travel demand model up to snuff.
I've been alone these past two months, but my family joins me up here Jan. 3, which will be the acid test of whether I will be relocating here permanently. For me, it was certainly the right move. It remains to be seen for them, though my son is certainly excited about the move.