When we had Abbie last year, Julie took a year leave from her job at Qwest. She was never planning on going back to work, but her old boss called her up last week and they've been negotiating. To make a long story short, she's going back to her old gig part-time (3 days per week) and starts on the same day I start my new gig (Monday, November 3rd). Because of this, Julie went searching for day care providers today. After seeing a couple nasty ones (she actually left crying), she visited a Montessori school across the street from her office. They have a 6 month waiting list for infants - Abbie's not a toddler because she can't walk unassisted nor drink from a cup on her own. Luckily, Julie was able to sweet talk them into accepting Abbie as an infant and she starts school in a mere week and a half. The place is damn expensive, but hopefully she'll learn some cool stuff. We have some friends who's daughter is going to a different Montessori school in Broomfield and she is almost potty trained at 15 months! She also knows 4 or 5 signs (sign language) and helps clean around the house.
I'm sure this will prove to be an interesting chapter in our lives - Abbie cries every time we leave the room now - so that Monday will probably suck for her. Should be a good winter though - Julie is planning on working Tuesday through Thursday and I hope to work from home on Monday and Friday.
As for the move to San Diego? We still want to, but the weather has been so nice here (80s) that Julie hasn't been motivated lately. The biggest reason for moving is to be closer to family (her sister lives there), but the job market is hopping here right now, so neither of us is that motivated to leave. I think my best bet is to get a telecommuting gig and move during that contract, but those are pretty tough to come by. Who knows - there definitely seems to be more Java opportunities in San Diego than there is in South Florida. I love it here, especially with ski season just around the corner ... I wonder where we'll be next year at this time? I predict California or in a new house (our current one is only 675 square feet).