3 Years Later

by Bryan on 9/8/2004 at 1:30 PM in In General

Today is the 3-year anniversary of something I’d rather forget. It’s been 3 years since I left Colorado. Some of my long-time readers might recall a post from August of 2002 where I said it was the 1-year anniversary of my departure from Colorado, and wonder what the heck I’m talking about now.

In August of 2001, I was hired by a company in Fort Worth, Texas. Our house in Colorado hadn’t sold, and we had a 1 bedroom apartment in Fort Worth available to use practically free of charge for a couple of months. So the plan was for my wife and 13 month-old son to stay in Colorado until the house sold, or as long as made sense. To my wife, about two weeks made sense. On September 5th, 2001, my dad and I flew up to Denver to pack the house and move everything to storage in Fort Worth, while my wife and son joined me in the tiny 1 bedroom apartment.

On September 8, 2001, I was busy driving a big ass moving truck through southern Colorado, across northeastern New Mexico, and down into the Texas panhandle. I’ve not been back to Colorado since.

Before we moved to Colorado, I went practically every year since I was 6 or 7…sometimes twice a year (to ski, snowboard, and camp). Now, here we are three years later, and I am dying to get back, if just for a visit…just a few days. Work keeps getting in the way, or perhaps I keep letting it get in the way. Maybe it is time to rearrange my priorities and take a little break. I’ve got old friends to catch up with, and maybe even a new one or two to meet in person for the first time.

Legacy Comments

Hmmm Time does hold promise of one thing for certain.....Change will occur ! Three years ago this week as I and my fellow human beings were still reeling from the horific 9/11, little did I know tha the CFO of our Business Media Group was was replanning his interrupted trip to our Coppell, Tx office ,home to over 150 loyal longtime employees, and me, the newest Account Executive of only 7 months. 3 years ago next week, he came to town and after calling us into the auditorium of our nearly new modern 70,000 sq foot facility,there I was on the very front row waiting to hear of the future. Little did I know that he was letting us all know that the Coppell office was closing, and the Human Resources Director and Group VP would be meeting with each of us privately. He indicated that all of the positions were going to be in Roswell ,Ga and left the room , as quickly as he came in . Red headed MF....I didn't like him when I had met him on a prior visit.The silence was deafening. Everyone slowly got up and returned to there offices. My boss Lauire called us in ,and equally stunned, told us that we were being offered an opportunity to move .The 4 reps, and she , the publisher. Later that day, we each had met with Doug Hope, VP, and Becky Shaver, the HR Director...sure enough...I was offered to keep my position ...in fucking Georgia...and I had 48 hours to decide..;-{) Little did anyone at work know...we had just sold our nearly paid for home of 17 years...and committed to buy another.... ...and now three years later..we are in our nice Dallas house, Austin is 3 feet 11 and 7/8 " high, blazing through 2nd grade.Vicky and I have been together 33 wonderful years... The rest is just selling space....

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