After talking with my potential postdoc advisor today, it is no longer a potential.
I have a postdoc! Starting in January!!*
The project is good, the advisor is awesome, lots of potential for collaboration and flexibility to grow scientifically, plus it is pretty much the closest I can geographically be to the Grackle and our nest without compromising my scientific interests.
The biggest surprise of it all was that after looking at her numbers, she has offered me two guaranteed years of funding instead of just one. The situation could not be better.
It is all still sinking in.......
*Holy shit, I have to finish now....
2 weeks ago