Saw a job posting on a government affairs job board that intrigued. Its for an executive position for a sporting association in Maine.
"Hmmm… thought I." Its in Augusta, the state capital, so figure the association is extensive. And while the winters there are definitely long and cold there, housing prices (looking at a Remax site) seem pretty decent; some very nice houses going for just a fraction of the price they would command here. The change of scenery and lifestyle from what we have/must endure might be very welcome too. And hey, with son soon to depart, there's no real reason to stay here, outside of saving myself the inconvenience of packing up, moving and then unpacking.
Spent the morning drafting a first cut of a cover letter, outlining how my skills and experience dovetail with the job scope in the announcement. Then I decided to look first at Google Earth for the association's location and then the association's website.
From what I could see, it seems at first blush at least, that this is a pretty small operation staffed by one executive and one staff person with a governing board of maybe 8 people. The executive is looking to retire and through the job announcement, looking for a successor.
Not sure now about applying for the job, but at least drafting the cover letter was a good intellectual exercise.