Poor guy is exhausted, though. He left our house at 6:15am and got to the office by 8:00am. Coming home took a little longer. I gave him some freeway traffic updates from an online monitoring site... but he really needs to just learn some alternate surface street routes in the event the freeways are just a complete mess. (He's getting a GPS thingy for the car from Santa, so maybe he'll feel brave enough to venture beyond his usual route). Despite that aspect, he does seem excited about the potential here. Looks like he's going to get his own group of people to manage and there's lots of work for him to do that he's enthusiastic about. I'm trying to help him stay focused on the positive, which is not always easy for him. Right now he's a little overwhelmed with all the paperwork that a new job entails. He's going to try working from 7am to 4pm tomorrow to see if the commute is any shorter. So he'll be leaving at 5:30am As for me, it was very quiet around here... I got a TON of laundry done, swept up a bunch of leaves outside, got the dishes done, did some website work, and sorted some clothes for Goodwill before it was time to pick kids up from school. I missed him being here, but I felt good about actually accomplishing some things today. He monopolized my time a lot the last 6 months. Sometimes it was good, and sometimes it was downright annoying because I was constantly interrupted to help him do this or that, go here or there. And so begins the next chapter in our lives!