Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It has been 3 months since my last post and some of you might be wondering what has happened to Leisure Life Chuck. Well... after 18 months it's finally time for me to retire as LLC and rejoin the ranks of the employed. The past year and half has been an experience of a lifetime and I've seen and done many things. I know this has been a period of my life I will always look back on and cherish.

Climbing Denali was my crowning achievement but during my time off Kerry and I got married at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood and honeymooned in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. I traveled to Russia to visit Moscow and Saint Petersburg then climbed Mount Elbrus. I also went trekking in Costa Rica with a couple friends and climbed Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. Within the United States I have made trips to Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco and Hawaii. More locally I've explored the southern Oregon coast, made a couple of ski trips to Big Mountain, Montana and spent countless days climbing at Smith Rock, on Mount Hood and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

Since the beginning of the year I've been sending out my resume and talking with recruiters. I'm hoping to find something in downtown Portland or on the inner east side. Technically speaking, I'm looking for a Build/Release Engineer position although I have a very diverse background and open to just about any position within software engineering. If anyone knows of an opportunity I should look at please let me know.

This will probably be my last LLC Report for some time. I hope someday to resume LLC again - I still have Africa, the Himalayas and South America on my list of faraway, exotic places to visit. For now I'll be daydreaming about my next big adventure...