This week, I have sort of been taking it easy, telling myself that I was giving my wife an opportunity to negotiate some kind of financial settlement with me, despite her having already told me she doesn't think we'll agree without lawyers mediating. And despite the continuing threat of layoff, not doing much in the way of job searching, either.
Well, I gave myself today as a deadline, and wrote to the lawyer, instructing her to start drafting the formal initial offer. Tomorrow, I'm going to try to get a P.O. Box, as well as do some more job searching.
Basically, it's time for another step forward.