This sounds like a really great opportunity, Matt, and for every one in your family. NV is a hop/skip/jump to WA, and you are very tech savvy so keeping in touch (same time zone?) shouldn't be a problem. If this is a dream opportunity, then catch it now.
Any chance you can harvest me a barrel of live $1s from Carson City Nugget before you go? (Heh, just kidding, but not really)
I went in the nugget a few weeks ago to harvest a barrel of $1’s for Brie. All they had on the table were very worn hot stamp rhc solids. Not sure those would be worth getting at $1.