Originally Posted by FridayYet
On the numbers thing, I worked in Quality and compliance reporting for so long that when you don't meet the goal, you don't meet it since there is no "close enough". Therefore, I don't see 87%, 89% or even 89.99% as passing, when 90% is the cut-off. Since you can't have a partial chick, in my mind it will always be the next whole chick that meets/exceeds the goal that is parade worthy.
Of course, I don't have a thread and I don't do parades so my opinion is fairly worthless - but I'm OK with that. I'll still be waving the flag from the sidelines!
@AmyPaperlady - good luck on the job/relocation decisions. Those can be tough.
There are other factors pointing towards relocation, as well--this is an absolutely gorgeous area, but we miss 4 seasons (not that Sacramento generally has a real winter, but 3 seasons is more than 2). This is a small town. Mr. P, who is in the ministry, and is director of Reach Out Ministries, once helped another ministry for a few years, and helped them get their non-profit status. He hasn't worked with them for almost 7 years now, which is about twice as long as he worked with them. He still gets asked how things are at that other ministry. True, it's not a major thing, but even I find it irritating. Mr. P's parents live here. They stop by all. The. Time. And they expect us to drop whatever we are doing when they do. And they inspect things. And must know everything we are doing. Sometimes it feels like we are their teenage children, too inexperienced to know anything. I'm 41, Mr P will be 38 in less than a week and a half. Our 18th anniversary was last July. My parents are dead, so Mr. P has no inlaw issues Sometimes Mr. P has travel opportunities with the ministry--Sacramento is a lot easier to get to and from (especially from). If we move, when we can get our own place again (or if we manage to find a house to rent that the landlord would allow chickens), a lot of the folks on the Northern California thread have breeds I want (quite a few of them I learned about on that thread) and are reasonable distances from Sacto, as opposed to everyone being 4+ hours away, one way.
Now, I wonder how many people posted since I started this, since the dinner timer went off halfway through the above?