Derik Whittaker



Coming back from the dead….

Just incase any of my 3 readers (I am counting myself twice as I have two RSS readers :) ) noticed my posts have all but dried up over the past 6-8 weeks.  This bit of a drought was brought on by the selling of our house in Chicago land and packing for our cross (ok, most cross-country) country move down to the Raleigh area.  My family has been trying to get down to Raleigh for the past 18 months, but for multiple reasons we were not able able to get there till now.

We decided to move down for multiple reasons, but mainly because that is where my job is.  Another large reason is weather. I am not from the mid-west (grew up in the deep south) and the 6 months of cold/winter was really starting to drag on me and we really wanted to move to a warmer climate.

Anyway, I am after the dust settles on our move-in I plan to get back to posting full steam ahead.

BTW, just in case anyone has ever wanted to give this a try.  Moving cross country with 2 kids < 4 and 2 dogs and 2 cars is a boat load of fun :).  Actually, all things equal I think we made great time, just around 17 hours of driving for what should take about 13 hours.

Till next time,

Posted 08-31-2009 6:19 AM by Derik Whittaker
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Tony wrote re: Coming back from the dead….
on 08-31-2009 8:31 AM

Grats on selling the house. I remember hearing your about your fun back at the Chicago code camp a few months ago. Good Times! =P

Tim Tyrrell wrote re: Coming back from the dead….
on 08-31-2009 8:31 AM

I moved out of Chicago almost 3 years ago and there is no way I am ever moving back. The weather is not worth the misery, even through the city is awesome, you can only enjoy it like 2 months a year.

Hudson Akridge wrote re: Coming back from the dead….
on 08-31-2009 9:54 AM

Grats on the move man, glad nothing happened on the trip over.

Eber Irigoyen wrote re: Coming back from the dead….
on 08-31-2009 1:29 PM

I once moved from Kentucky to Utah, luckily I was still single :)

best regards, I'm one of your RSS readers

Bill Sorensen wrote re: Coming back from the dead….
on 09-01-2009 2:33 PM

I think you have a few more than three readers. ;)

And thanks much for your article on App.Config and Custom Configuration Sections - that was a big help to me!

Ryan M wrote re: Coming back from the dead….
on 09-01-2009 3:12 PM

Congrats on the move.  I thought you were from Michigan.  Welcome back to the south!

Pancho wrote re: Coming back from the dead….
on 11-25-2009 3:00 PM

I just want to point out that I do read you :p

Keep the articles comming, they are really good

see ya

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