Friday, April 03, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

The hubby walked outside with the phone when the call came. At the first interview the week before, he came home with the gut feeling that he was their top pick. He's pretty savvy with those gut feelings. After the second interview, he said he was pretty sure he had the job but they hadn't said the words yet. Owner had to talk to the #2 guy yet. I was listening as hard as I could to hear the conversation outside but my walls are too well insulated. I refocused on my work. He came in, ignoring my "tell me right now or I will die" gaze, sat down at the computer and plinked at the keyboard and said "So I suppose I better send an email to cancel that test I was scheduled to take for that other job." His jokester way of saying he got the job! There was much hugging and my waterworks turned on.

Watching the news I feel like we won the lottery in finding a new job in just two months. There are so many out of work for months and months not finding jobs. Although, hubby assured me time and time again that he was never worried and just knew his amazing talents, good looks and winning personality would win everyone over. Always the modest one in the crowd. ;)

He just finished his first week at the new job and is in the midst of learning all about the intricate workings of hydraulic systems and air compressors. He worked with heavy equipment before but his mechanical know-how translates to many platforms. It took him a while to realize he needed to open his horizons and not focus on one industry when searching for job openings.

We're breathing easier here on the hill, breaking out in an occasional happy dance and realizing we need to count our lucky stars hubby was blessed with amazing talents, good looks and a winning personality. And because the job is within an easy commute, we won't have to worry about selling this place right now. Thanks to all for your concern and kind words. Let's keep all of those still searching in our thoughts and help others as we can.


kmkat said...

I am so happy for you -- what a relief that must be. Congrat to Hubby!

Jocelyn said...

I am outrageously relieved and joyful for you both. I can't imagein the stress you've been living with--it seems akin to trying to conceive a child and being repeatedly disappointed...until one day the test comes up positive, and you can't believe how your life is changing.

And, okay, I have no idea why that analogy came to mind; I'm sure as hell not pregnant or trying.

Chuck Dilmore said...



ArtSparker said...

Vicariously celebrating.

Kym said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful thing to celebrate!

Rattlecan said...

Yea for you and Uncle Boo too (funny ryme). Thanx for finding my blog. I look forward to future discourse and trivial discussion. What a great impromto party huh? I'm sorry I cut you off while Rosie was playing when you were talking about The Traveling Wheelberries but I had already asked Rosie to look them up, that she would be ammazed at who they were and she said she wanted to discover who they were for herself. I had a really hard time not telling her myself.
See ya, we love ya both

Sarah said...

Yippeeeeeeee!! So happy for you - you have been so very dignified through all this. Not sure I could have stopped myself from panicking like mad.Good for you and your man.S xx

actonbell said...

Congrats, and YIPPEE! And it's springtime, too:) So happy for you.

Midwest Mom said...

Wow! That is *wonderful*.

[insert huge sigh of relief here]

What a relief to not only have the new position but feel a level of comfort there. I bet you're both sleeping better.

Things are still touch & go in our corner of the economy. We've been fortunate so far. Hubby's work is on furlough for a week, but he and his crew are in and working despite the short shutdown. That makes me feel better, honestly.

I can't be more pleased for you and your husband. Thank you so much for sharing your experience through your writing.

Best to both of you,
Julia at Midwest Moms

grrl+dog said...


You know it may verge on the creepy, but I think of you and your hubby and your life situation frequently.. how over the other side of the planet you guys are there, dealing with your thing, and over in africa, Robyn deals with life makes the planet smaller..
Very happy it turned out well, and yes, it pays to have a good looking partner!

KFarmer said...

HOO HOO! Happy day! I'm so excited and very pleased for you both HUGS!

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Kittie said...

That is awesome!!! Congratulations you two!! {=^;^=}

Kittie said...

That is awesome! Congratulations you two!!! {=^;^=}