I start a new temp gig tomorrow. It's a six month contract at Maine Medical Center's IT Help Desk through ProSearch, Inc, of Portland, ME. Both the hiring manager at MMC and the recruiter at ProSearch tell me that there is a high probability, but no guarantee, that MMC will hire me when the contract is up.
It's an hour commute, about 48 miles. I've done that before when I was on the IT Help Desk at Hannaford Bros in Scarborough, ME so no big deal. And I've got a car with much better gas milage this time.
The six month period with the possibility of permanent coincides with the lease on my apartment. If it does go permanent, I'll wind up moving into Maine, both to cut down on the commute time but also because if I'm going to be paying Maine income tax, I may as well live in the state to get whatever benefits it provides. But, that's six months down the road.