Introducing PetersFive.com

One question I’ve been unable to answer about this blog is the standard, “what’s it about?”  Is it about technology?  Software development? Business? Music? Books? My family?  Well, the short answer is: it’s about everything I’m interested in, which would be all of the above and more.

Well, I’m finally branching off the family posts into a blog that we are going to be sharing as a family.  Introducing petersfive.com.

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Starting a new job tomorrow

So, I’m starting a new job tomorrow. Today is my last day with StoneHenge Partners and I begin a new job back at Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group tomorrow.

My time at StoneHenge has been great. For those that have been in this industry a while, you know how different the corporate and consulting worlds are. There are great things and challenges about both. I’ve learned a ton from the consulting world by working with lots of different companies, and StoneHenge has given me lots of opportunities to grow in my career. Leaving StoneHenge was very hard; I feel like we are a family. But, sometimes I just becomes clear that it’s time to move on.

I formerly worked for Dollar Thrifty for about 3 1/2 years. DTAG then outsourced IT to EDS and I became an EDS employee. I worked for EDS for about 6 months, then left and came to work for StoneHenge.

Recently, however, DTAG has become bringing parts of IT back in house. They then announced the hiring of 19 new IT managers. I applied for one of these positions and was offered the job.

I’m excited for the change, it seems the IT department is moving in the right direction. It will be a lot of work, and a big change from the consulting world. but I’m ready for it.

So, where have you been?

emmaatparkOk, I’ve gotten really bad at keeping up with the blog.  Work and family have both been extremely busy lately.  I’ve been posting pretty regularly on Twitter and Facebook, but nothing here for quite a while.  So, what have we been up to?

Well, the last post was in December. We, of course, had Christmas and the kids had a blast.  Emma opened all of her presents, all of Christopher’s, all of mine, and all of Jenny’s!  Needless to say she thinks Christmas is about the greatest thing possible.  We were able to spend a lot of time with friends and family, which is always nice.

So, Christopher and Emma have both been growing like weeds (or flowers, as Jenny says). Christopher is walking all over the place trying to do everythign Emma does and Emma is trying to keep him away from everything she’s trying to play with.  Makes for an interesting dynamic!  We are beginning to look at preschools for Emma for next year.  I have a feeling we are about to enter a whole new stage in life as they begin to go to school.

Work as been really busy, which is especially good in this economy.  We are constantly bidding on more and more projects which should keep us very busy for the rest of the year. I’ve very excited about where the company is headed.

So, I’m going to do my best to post here more regularly.  I’m currently working on reviews for U2’s new album and Anathem by Neil Stephenson, both of which are remarkable.  So, keep watching.  There will be more to come!