Monday, August 11, 2008

First day on the Job!

Today is Dan's first day at his new job! I'm anxiously waiting for a phone call sometime today to hear how it's going for him. There is something about the first day of a new job that feels like the first day of school with all the trepidation, excitement, and anticipation--especially since all the schools around here start next week too. I felt like I was sending Dan off to his first day of a new school year this morning! It probably feels that way too because this is his first real programming job, and he's nervous. But he'll do great! Hopefully this job will last longer than a school year, though--that's the plan, at least! :)
We're so happy to have this offer after he was notified about lay-offs back at the end of March. It has sure been one long summer going through a job search and several different interview processes, and backing out of a contract for a house we were buying. But we're thrilled he found this job before his old job ended this month! And we'll buy a house soon enough, although we're probably going to wait until after this baby is born now. We'll see, though. The nice thing about this job is that we can stay put right where we are and move on our own timeframe when we're ready.
We've also been very spoiled for the last year by being able to live 10 minutes from the office. This new job is downtown Houston, so we're going to have to get used to the 45+ minute commute, but other than that, we've got an ideal situation! Time to buy that second car, I think, so I'm not stranded at home all the time now that he's at work further away! Let the search begin...

2 comments:

whitney said...

Yay! Yay! for new jobs! Hopefully it went well. Let us know how the car search goes! Good luck w/that-it can be pretty stressful!

Sarah said...

Liz! I didn't know you had a blog! I found your link on Melissa's blog site. I was so excited to read about how you've been doing since I haven't seen you in so long. I hope that's okay! Congrats on the new job, by the way! :) Feel free to go check out my blog if you want. I just started one last month and I'm kind of addicted...