Thursday, August 19, 2010

You Hooked A Whale, Baby!

We've been praying, hoping, and waiting for something good to happen. A month ago, my husband lost his job. A job he had for 6 years. I think we both knew that his time at that company was coming to an end. He had come in at the bottom and worked his way up as high as he could go. They didn't want to pay him  anymore money and they didn't want to promote him any higher.
In some ways leaving that company was a blessing. He was overworked and underpaid. But it was a job. And everyone knows jobs are hard to come by in this economy.

Yesterday, he got a job offer from one of the companies he interviewed with. The job was what he liked to do in the IT field. The pay was just a little more than his last job. Full benefits starting next month. A good company. One that has a long standing in the Kansas City area. Everything looked like this was going to be the place where my husband was going to land.

Then this morning came. He had a phone interview yesterday with another company, another big name. This one is more well known. The recruiter for the job called early this morning. My husband thought he was just calling to set up a face to face interview.
How wrong he was....

They were offering him the job. Never even met him in person and are offering him the job based solely on the phone interview.
He will be on a 6 month contract to hire. Full benefits start next month, all being paid for by the recruiting company, 3 sick days, and a week vacation all to start. Not to mention the pay.....
The pay is outstanding.... mind blowing.... unbelievable.... I can't think of enough words to describe this offer.
Life changing....

All our prayers have been answered. Like I told my husband...
Ya hooked a whale, baby. I'm proud of you!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Please, please.....

We've had a change of plans since I last posted. We are still in the Kansas City area.
 On Friday, Dennis got an email about a possible job offer for here in Kansas City area. He contacted them, interviewed with the recruiting agency that same day and yesterday he interviewed with the actual company.
He thinks the interview went well. He was there for over 3 hours interviewing with the various IT staff.

We have our fingers crossed and have been praying that this works out. The girls really do not want to leave this area. They love their school, their friends and just everything.
Me and Dennis would be thrilled if he gets the job. It's more money than his last job, a smaller environment and back to doing what he loved doing in IT.

So please please be praying that this works out. We really need this job or any good paying job at this point.
Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's really happening!

We get the moving truck on Saturday. The house is filled with boxes, some full, some half full. Ones still waiting to be filled with the past 6 years of our Missouri life.
The girls are trying to squeeze in as many hours with their friends as they can. There have been tears. Lots of tears. Some my own. Most coming from Katie, the oldest. Mary, youngest, if she has cried. It has been in private, away from all of us.

He doesn't have the job yet. But he is taking care of the issue that is the hold up with a lawyer friend of ours. And he has quite of few people wanting to talk to him down in MS too.

I've always hated packing. Even from when he was in the Army.

As I type this my husband is asking what has me tip tapping some much over here in my recliner.
He mimics "My husband is soooo mean. He's an ass. He's making me pack and move."  Does that sound about right he asks me.

Yeah sure, I grin and have to duck my feet away before he attempts to tickle them.

Back to the packing. Does anyone else get overwhelmed by it all. I look around at all our stuff and wonder where to start. How do I start? It all seems to be so much. If I had all the money in the world. I would pay someone to just come in and do it all for me. But  then I'd probably obsess that they were sniffing my underwear or my husband's.

We are going to be traveling this weekend. Our last day in Missouri being Sunday. Or Monday depending on how much driving we want to do.
Come the middle of next week we won't be stuck in the Mid-West anymore. We'll be a Yankee guy and a southern belle in the Dirty South.
Monday, August 2, 2010

What's Up

What has happened since I last posted??
  • We went down to MS so Dennis could interview for the IT job at the Medical College.
  • He soared through the interview.
  • 2 days later HR called him to come back and do a background check and drug test.
  • We came back home to a house with a broken air conditioner.
  • Crazy landlord wouldn't pay for a hotel room so we stayed in a somewhat hot house overnight.
  • Lucky for us (and the landlord) the air was fixed the very next day.
  • Today Dennis gets a call that there is a glitch with his background check. Something about a misdemeanor from over 12 years ago. He has to get proof that this is a non issue and has been taken care of or he won't get the job.
  • We are praying PRAYING that this all gets taken care of and he gets the job.

    Keep us in your prayers that my husband has favor for this job. Everything up until this has gone so good. Everything had been done. He took his picture for his ID badge, salary had been decided on. We had started looking at rentals and started the process of packing.

    We just need all the prayers and good thought and vibes we can get.