After a long unemployment I was fortunate enough to receive a job offer in Sourthern CA and started work on October 15th. Between then and now my wife and daughters have been working their butts off packing up the house in preparation for the move while I was working, spending evenings looking for rental homes to look at each weekend and finally signing the paperwork on a house Friday. We'll be moving to Ontario, CA this week. (not coincidentally real close to the Prado training grounds). We'll pull out Tuesday, get to my in-laws place just outside Marysville, CA Wednesday and spend Thanksgiving with them (for the first time in 11 years) then stay through Saturday and get to our new house Sunday.
I'm very excited about this new chapter in our lives though I am sad about leaving so many good people that I've met through the dog games over the last several years. I'm hoping I can still see some of them when they're on their winter trip to So Ca and I'm looking forward to meeting new people in the Southern CA area. That said, I've received a couple of offers already to train with folks in the area which I really appreciate. Anyone else that trains at Prado or the general area that could use a new duck thrower to join their group, I'd love to meet up with you. I'm just training one dog at this point and have an ATV I'll be happy to bring along to take care of set up and take down. We've had a long lay off from training but I hope to be tuned back up to finish masters for the spring tests.
On to warmer weather!