Good morning Laurie. Hey, come on in, the water's fine in Georgia! I don't blame you for being apprehensive. Moving to a new state is scary stuff. I've lived in 8 states and each time I was in knots. But, within weeks or less, I was fine. You quickly learn areas that favor your lifestyle and recreation choices and you'll become comfortable in your new Georgia shoes. Albany does have many advantages and if a job is bringing you here, well, in this economy, that's a REALLY good thing.
Best of luck in your new location. Welcome!