Friday, April 07, 2006

Taking the Plunge

I've made my commitment to move to Spring Hill Tennessee and take a permanent position. We've started the transfer paperwork and the relocation process. The relocation is the painful part.

To celebrate, we had tornadoes come through the area. There was no wind damage, but golf ball-sized hail damaged every single car parked in the lot. Thousands of cars have hail damage to the hoods and roofs, many have cracked windshields. We hid in tornado shelters for about an hour as the storms passed through. My rental car looks like a pincushion on the hood, roof and decklid. (Decklid is what geeky car manufacturing types call your trunk cover. Remind me later to tell you what a "Plenum" is.) The entire employee parking lot looks like a giant beer cooler.

So I'll have to call the rental car company in Nashville and see what they want me to do. They may want the car back right away, or they may want me to drive it until I was supposed to. I'm not sure if I'll be forced to drive around the thousand-dent car for another week, but a lot of people around here will be driving one around for a lot longer than that.

5 comments:

TripJax said...

congrats and good luck.

surflexus said...

Sounds like you won't be too far from Tunica, right?? I'm stopping for the night there on the way to Okie-Vegas.

leathej1 said...

You ought to ask Dan Tipton about all the hot spots in town.

Slimeface said...

Welcome to Tennessee!

iamhoff said...

As slime said, welcome to Tennessee. My sister & brother in law live outside of Memphis and I get to hear all the crazy tornado flood hail stories. Good luck on the new gig.