My new job comes with a new manager; that happens a lot with new jobs. What doesn't happen a lot is that I didn't meet him during the interview process, nor did I interview in the same city (or even state) as where my permanent assignment is.
This combined with a change to my training schedule resulted in his first direct communication me being that I'm not going to Galactic HQ in the San Francisco Bay area for two months before reporting to my permanent home, but rather only two weeks.
This actually a good thing, but means the MINI is now in the wrong state. We're working to correct this, in a way which means we'll be able to use it for house hunting in Washington. That will also be cool.