So the interview with No-Name Software Company Adjacent Company came and went. As far as I can tell, it went well. At the same time, there wasn't any moment I could point to that said "Yes they want me" or "No they won't hire me".
As far as interviews go, this one was painless. I took the lead and asked him to describe the role beyond what the recruiter told me and factoring in any changes in the Job Description (JD) since initial posting.
The interview was conducted by a nice enough fellow who wears the title of Director but is really just a techie who has been doing this far too long. We of course ran out of time before he could ask me any significant questions, had he the desire and ability to do so.
Best case he is kicking the can down the road and setting up a technical interview where I can really show my knowledge of the No-Name Software platform. It seems all their products integrate with it so my knowledge gives me a leg up on other candidates, at least on paper.
Nightingale has given me permission to stop job hunting and focus on being a SAHD. We were good savers and she now has a good paying job in a low-cost-of-living state. That said, I would like my own income and to keep padding our retirement funds.
BTW, this role turns out to be more implementation consultant than customer solution oriented. Honestly, I can do it if they give me a chance. I really just want to be able to add to my resume and be able to subtract some of the pointless contract work I had to take on.