I have apparently decided to keep my facial hair again, for now. There's not much to it, but I've been trimming it every couple of days or so. On Friday I accidentally nicked a chunk out my moustache, so that got shaved off. There are still the sideburns and goatee, what there is of them anyway. I've seen several people at work with facial hair so I'm pretty sure it's not against the rules.
Speaking of work, they've decided they want me to convert to permanent employee status, even after I told them I plan on moving to Seattle next year. I said I was willing to continue working remotely or to move to their Bellevue office if they'll have me, but that was up to them. Either way it's still at least a full year away. They're working on the employment package now, so by the end of the month I'll probably be signed over.
The plan is to move to Seattle around late Spring or early Summer (by July, basically) in 2012. If pdmorehouse will have me in his house and they have room I may see about getting a room with them, otherwise I'll just have to wait and see. If Ben and I are still together by that point then he has said he's willing to make the move with me. His grandmother is there and he has some other family up that way, so it wouldn't be a total abandonment of family. I expected more resistance to the idea of moving away from his parents and sibling so I was a little stunned when he said yes to the idea.