The process has taken a long, long, historically long time, but the end of the old and the beginning of the new are now in sight.
Although, that's what I thought a month ago, too, so I'm keeping my expectations in check.
It's been weird to have short-timers disease for two months, having accepted my new historian position on 2/19. And it will be at least another two and a half weeks before I can make any transition.
In positive news, my new office will be right in NW Portland. It will shorten my 35-minute commute to about 15 minutes. And I can meet friends for lunch, go shopping on breaks and generally be a part of the downtown scene again. And this makes me happy.
The office space is in the basement of Oregon's first theater-pub, opened in 1987. The building itself was constructed in 1912 as the Swedish Evangelical Mission Covenant Church of Portland. I haven't yet heard if there are any ghosts.
Will keep you posted.