Sounds like you are adaptable enough to work down here. Plus it doesn’t sound like moving away from everyone you know would be a great problem for you. Your chances of getting hired this year are slim. Most of the hiring is already done for the next year, but people drop out all the time. One of the guys I work with was given a call in January and asked if he could get his affairs in order and be down in 2 weeks. It doesn’t happen a lot but who knows.