Things are so close to perfect for our family but the one not so perfect thing has been Chad’s job. He graduated from college in May, 2011 and has not had much luck finding a job. He continued to work part-time at Wal-Mart, which is where he had worked through college, and he also works nights a local bank doing some kind of audit on mortgage documents. Nicole works part-time at Wal-Mart which she did during college and since graduation. Chad has been searching for a full time job and I could hear the disappointment in his voice each time he told me about another “didn’t get the job” story.
After quilt guild this morning, I noticed that I had a missed call from Chad. I called him and he told me that he got a permanent full time job! I believe that during his interview he was told they should make a decision “early next week”, which was last week. He was so hopeful and when he didn’t hear anything by mid-week, I could tell he was thinking he hadn’t gotten the job. By the end of the week, he was pretty sure he hadn’t gotten it but . . he got it! What it will mean is that Nicole will not have to work and can stay home with the baby and what it also means is that they will be moving which puts them almost 2 hours closer to my parents but get this . . the exact same distance from me. Hardly seems fair, does it?
He doesn’t even know all the details yet as to when he will start but he has to do a 2 week training at one spot and then a 2 week training at another spot and they have to find an apartment or house to rent so I’m not real sure when Nicole will actually move.
We all feel like a tremendous load has been lifted and things are looking up for Chad. It’s the type of job where he can spend his entire career . . as he says . . work til I’m 60 and then open my own Taco Bell franchise? Go figure!