Now that everyone has been told, I can announce it: I've taken a new job, hopefully for the last time in the foreseeable future. The new company is a small shop, owned and operated by a husband and wife team who really seem to have their act together. The role I'm taking on is a basic all-around technology administration role; systems, networking, internal systems, and pretty much anything else with a power cord. Aside from getting back to a "mine to screw up" kind of role (which is really where I prefer to be, especially after the last three years of working in a larger environment), this company is located about 20 minutes from home, and that's in terrible traffic. I can't begin to describe how good having at least two hours a day of commuting time back; more time with my wife, more time to get things done around the house that have always had to wait for the weekend, and hopefully enough time to take a few minutes to relax in the evening. My current employer has already been notified, and my start date at the new place is set for June 5. I'll let everyone know where it is that I'm working after I've had a bit of time to meet everyone and get a handle on the job.