Hello from Dallas!
I like it here. However, I am tired, I miss J-Fav, and it's time to return to New England. Will be back Thursday.
I learned interesting things though about corporate benefits at a Major Oil Company overseas. The employees live in houses built by the firm, employee children get free schooling up to 9th grade -- and then have all-expense-paid boarding school tuition anywhere in the world. There is a supermarket in the closed community, and things like 24-hour tennis and golf courts. (I attended a cocktail party / recruiting session to hear a talk by the head of Expatriate Services.)
Also, employees get 6 weeks of paid vacation per year.
Well, I can tell you more when I return.