Well, yesterday was interesting, but not altogether unexpected. My boss was in town for the first time since becoming my boss in December. (He works from his home in San Francisco.) So, although apparently it wasn't on his agenda when he planned his trip, it turns out part of the reason for his visit was to... inform me that my services were no longer required because my job was being eliminated.
Before your heart sinks to your shoes, let me assure you that my first reaction was: "Woo-hoo!" This is a good thing.
I have been quite unhappy for a long, long time at my job. In fact, I had a conversation with this boss two weeks ago, where I explained to him that I was about to quit for a number of reasons. Not the least of which was that I was bored and my brain was shrinking due to lack of exercise. Honestly, one can only spend so many months poking people on Facebook before somebody figures out that one's salary might be better spent. And I had told the various bosses over the previous number of months that I didn't have enough work to keep me busy, so they were aware of the fact that I was twiddling my thumbs. A lot.
So, as of today, I'm unemployed again. Somebody I talked to this morning dubbed it "job-free." I think I like that better! Either way, this is clear sign that one door is closed (the one they escorted me out of, to be specific) and that somewhere there is an open window. I can't wait to find it.