Yeah I'd take it from Ken. So you're soon off to Canada then? My career isn't transferable, although then again I have pretty good "relations" with a luthier in Saskatchewan so yeah. I'm trying to learn all the skillz I can at work so if/when I need to bail I'll have similar options to those currently feeding my bank account.
I'm oddly content with Calipornia these days. I'm also happy with my bass tone. I currently have two tube amps, two particular fuzzes, and two basses that I could easily be buried with, were it not for my penchant toward cremation. I honestly think that them two happiness circles are related, because I'm just that weird.