Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Moving - House For Sale

Ok it is finally settled. After two and a half months of negation, my saying no three times and now a second visit there, I have accepted a new position in Filthydelphia. Yes I'm crazy to leave sunny Florida weather where I can train outside year round. I will not be able to have lunch time swims in the Gulf of Mexico nor will I have my weekly Saturday swims at the beach followed by a beer at Doc's Beach House. But I will have new friends to train with along the Schuylkill Bike Path. The job is a great opportunity for me and they offered me Partnership immediately along with a wonderful 2 year contract. I'll be doing much of what I currently do just getting paid a lot more money.

These past weakend has been showing my house to potential buyers. I've have 12 people come thru after sending out a broadcast email to my community telling them that my house was for sale. Yes, I'm selling it without a realtor. I currently have 2 people interested and should know by the end of the weak.

I was able to get my long run in on Saturday and Tony and I did around the Island on Sunday for 54 miles. So here's the weakly totals:

Bike -129 miles
Run - 29 miles
Swim - 6,000 yards

31 comments:

Shelley said...

All I have to say is:..yes you're crazy...brrrrrrrrr :-))

Deene said...

Time to shop for new clothes. Congrats on new job!
Kill what Bike Path?

nancytoby said...

Yep, that sounds pretty wacky to me, but I'm glad you're going to be up my way, sort of!!

Here's my list of my events for the rest of the year, including links to a lot of tentative events and rides, most of which I probably won't do:
https://home.comcast.net/~nancytoby/race_calendar21.htm

Welcome to the NORTH!

Oldman said...

it's 84* here today and 40* in Philly....

Comm's said...

good job on the partnership. too bad about having to switch all the doctor stuff over when you move and at least you get a some good training before winter hits this year.

Flatman said...

Good for you if it's the right decision! Good luck selling the house...

Bolder said...

it will all work out in the end.

Anonymous said...

Still chasing the money...well I hope it's worth it.
Good Luck to you, Oldman.

susie said...

Wow, what a huge change. I hope it works out for you! You can always go back (I have discovered!!)

LouBob said...

You always sounded so happy about where you lived. Why on earth would you move for a few more dollars?? I can hardly wait for your weather reports next winter. At least you'll be able to justify getting some winter gear.

Cliff said...

Oldman,

question..now who am i going to stay at when I do IM Florida in the future? :D..j/k

At least u get authentic Philly Cheese Steak sandwich.

Bolder said...

Oldman, the boldmeister and i'm sure the majority of us TRIbloggers do NOT share the sentiment of 'anonymous'.

Hopefully, s/he was just joking.

You've made a hard decision for what is best for you, your health, and your loved ones -- over the long term.

We all think it is the right one, and empathize with you on having to give up your warm clime, and good life, to start a new one in Philly to secure your future.

We'll still be here with you through the challenges, and of course to celebrate your success!

Take care, Greg aka Bolder.

Susan said...

Wow - leaving Flordia? Good luck in Filthydelphia..

Iron Benny said...

Congrats on the job old one. Welcome to the world of cold weather training. And yes, you're crazy for leaving the sun. Better buy a trainer and get well aquainted.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the partnership. It should be an exciting move. It looks like your first order of business was to scope out a place to bike. Ha.

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Steven said...

Congrats, Oldman!
But wow, that will be some culture-shock and weather-shock of a move.

And yes, you do need to buy an indoor trainer now! And long-sleeved jerseys, and full gloves, and thermal booties for riding, and ear warmers and and and

David said...

As a Floridian I can only say, "Thanks for leaving." There're too many people here as it is.
No; seriously. Good for you to take advantage of the career opportunity. You'll adjust to Philly well enough soon enough. If you don't like it, in two years you can move back to Florida.

Fe-lady said...

Congrats on your new position and for making what I bet was a tough decision. If the money is that good, you can always spend the winters somewhere else! Right?
And, hey, there are alot of really good athletes in the midwest/northeast. You will find plenty of friends and competition!
Best of luck, and keep us posted through your blogs! OK?

Spence said...

Wow!! Big events a-foot!! That's a lot to give up so it must be a pretty good opportunity. Good for you for taking the plunge. It's not so bad up here in the north... You'll find a niche you like... Good lucking with the house sale...

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Ellie said...

Holy smoke, look at all those comments! (Are you sure you don't want word-verification? Did you go to the free-porn site?) :-D

Congrats on the new job.

Way to go on keeping up your training so well during the Philly visit and all the turmoil. Shows me it can be done -- we spend our life moving :-)

Oldman said...

I hate word verification but it looks like I need to turn it on! Hey I've been gone for just a few days and wow!

Barkernews said...

Dude!
Congrats man... that's a big move!
You'll love it.
You'll be much more hard corps if you cycle in the winter there...
So how's the cycling?

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