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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Finally

OK. So I'll start in my new position as of April 2nd. I'm really excited about it but also a little bit concerned.

For the past five years, I've been doing software testing here at the Waterloo site. Now I'm going to be doing non-clinical and clinical testing, going to the sites (hospitals). This translates into a fair amount of travelling, mostly to sites in North America, but also the ocassional trip to Europe or other places.

The idea of travelling is exciting, but I don't lose focus from what this is going to be like. I'll get to know the airport, the hotel room and the hospital of every city I'll visit, but not much more. Doing this work implies long days at the hospital. But I'm ready for that...

It's leaving Gaby and the kids at home what troubles me. I know that Gaby is finally 'breaking free' and I'm absolutely sure she's going to be OK. She's just doing great, and she's very confident and outgoing. If she needs any help, we have lots of people she can talk to. And the kids are big now. Santi has done the baby sitting course, so he can take care of the kids if Gaby needs to step out. He has done that already, with great success. Nothing of those things worry me; it's just that I know I'm going to fell I'm a terrible father (and husband) every time I leave. :-)

But there's an upside! Travelling means I'll be collecting air miles. Hopefully, soon I'll be able to have enough to send Gaby (and probably one of the kids) to Argentina. Gaby has never gone back since she came here in December 2000, and I know she misses her family much. That's my goal, and just thinking of how happy she will be will make all this worthwile.

I'm going to bed now.

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