Monday, February 11, 2008

News That Moves Me

I'm sorry to have been absent.

Remember this post?

Answers have come forward. It's actually pretty funny.

My husband had been looking at a job possibility and we had told some local friends about it. We know them through church and they knew us well enough to know that taking a new job and moving far away is something that we would consult God about through prayer. Our clever little friend sent the letter in an effort to humorously cast a vote about whether we would take the job or stick around. He just did such a good job that I didn't consider it to be them. Once we found out it was their doing the letter went from strange to quite hilarious.

Alas, however, my husband was offered this job and we have decided to take it. Right now he works in public accounting which anyone familiar with the field will tell you is a high stress/many hours job. It's not all that family friendly. So he has taken a job with a private company 900+ miles away. Fewer hours, more money and much closer to our families. It's pretty win/win.

However, they need him right away. So he will begin work there in two weeks and the kids and I will move out two weeks after that. In the past few days it's been a mad scramble to get the house on the market, get it showable and take care of many many details so that all will sail smoothly in a few weeks. We are excited and stressed. The job will be great, but the transition makes me a little nervous.

I shall try not to leave you postless.


SzélsőFa said...

Good luck with the move, Hoodie.
A family friendly job makes it worth all the trouble of moving.

The Quoibler said...

Wow! That's so very exciting! I wish I could help you -- I'll send you positive vibes from Pennsylvania! :)

(Don't worry if you can't regularly post -- we still love you and understand!)


briliantdonkey said...

Congrats on the new job and the move. As someone said, the 'family friendly' part will make it all worth while I think. Often the scariest moves turn out to be the best ones you ever made in hindsight.


Hoodie said...

Thanks for the well wishes, you guys.

Jaye Wells said...

Great news! Congrats to hubby (and you).

Aine said...

How exciting! Good luck with the move. There will be time to sleep after you get there... :D

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Good luck with the move, Hoodie, I hope it goes smoothly and that you are soon settled into your new home.

Minx said...

Love and light for a positive move.

ChristineEldin said...

Very nice news!!! Congratulations!!!
It will be stressful at first, because all transitions are. But once you're settled, it's going to be really nice!!

Vesper said...

Congratulations on the new job and best of luck with the move! It seems like a huge task but I'm sure you'll be much better once you'll settle in the new place.

Beth said...

That IS exciting! We've moved a few times and it is always stressful. Win/win moves are the best ones by far though. Congrats to hubby. Hope things are going smoothly!