This will probably come as a bit of a surprise to most of you, but Emeline and I (and Atti) are moving back to Madison. And if Elsa stops trying to escape from her room at 2am we might bring her too. We’ve been keeping our eyes out for opportunities outside of Chicago for a few months now. We were mostly focused on Minneapolis to be nearer to Emeline’s sister, but this position came up in Madison and the stars aligned.
The firm is called Toole Design Group (cue Dan saying something about being a tool). I’ll be focusing more on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure now rather than mostly transit. It’s an exciting opportunity and one that I’m a little nervous for, frankly.
We’ll be sad to leave Chicago and I think we’ll miss it terribly, but we started to realize that it was time to look for something more permanent. If only we had a couple of million to buy a house here…
It seems we have a knack for leaving places as soon as someone else has plans to join us so a big apology to Mark for skipping town just as they’re getting here.
I’ll update you guys with address and whatnot. I start in mid-June so we have a little time to prepare. Hope you are all well and that you postpone any plans for having children until you can install a dungeon to keep them between the ages of 2 and 3.