Well I had been unemployed since November 2012. In the Dallas, TX Area where we live most of the job positions that I am associated with were in the government contracting industry and you KNOW just how fast military spending has been expanding every since sequestration kicked in :-)
Anyway, that is why I had so much time I was able to get back into my old hobby of audio. (Well, at least enough time to get all 120 of my albums pulled into my computer :-)
I got hired on at GE Hitachi in Wilmington, NC. In the first part of October when I received the offer we had to blitz trying to get the house ready to sell (painting inside and out, clean all carpets, and achieve that prior to my coming out here in November). So now things have settled a bit. We're waiting for the house to sell in Dallas so we can buy something out here so I'm by myself in a rented room waiting for things to happen.
Of course the first thing I packed when I drove out here was my iMac, HDVD800, and T1 'phones! I didn't even have the sense to bring a bunch of my really warm clothes. Well, you know how priorities go...