Friday, May 4, 2012

What's new?

You know when you have a secret, but it's tough to not talk about it because it consumes your every thought, so you just don't share your thoughts?  Welcome to my 3-week blog hiatus!

It all started with a particularly nasty week of work for Joe in April - when he got fed up with work he'd go on a whirlwind of applying for jobs.  When things were good, the job hunt was pared down, if not non-existant, but this was one of those whirlwinds.  We'd heard from Kari's friend that there were some managerial positions at the Target distribution center, completely not in Joe's line of work on a regular day but this was after a BAD day so anything was game and he applied.  I mentioned to Kari he'd applied, Kari told her friend, he fast-forwarded the interview process and what turned out to be a bad Thursday at Whiting-Turner turned into an interview on Monday with Target.  That interview on the phone turned into an in-person interview on Wednesday (this is all last week) which turned into a corporate interview on Friday, which turned into a JOB OFFER on Monday (this week).  And he's accepted!  So after telling some family and friends, Joe is turning in his resignation today for W-T and our life as we know it will officially be upside-down by the end of summer because we are MOVING TO PUEBLO!

See why I couldn't write about mundane things?

So here we were, living the high life in Pueblo (for the day of Joe's interview) with my sister and her kids.  THANK YOU for putting us in touch with this job!




And here is what we've been working on at the house - I finally got SUPER busy and textured AND painted on Wednesday, and now it's looking pretty fabulous (if I do say so myself, and myself even knows how much there is left to do on it).



So even though the job sounds very different, it's still managing groups of people (like he does now) and it's in the distribution center, not the store, so it's not sales or customer service or anything... I guess we'll find out more of what it IS like when he starts! But among the many great things about the job... better salary, better health benefits, better retirement, better vacation and holiday comp time, and a smaller town with no commute...  is BETTER HOURS.  With 5 years of rough weeks, late nights, early morning, working weekends on end, and never eating a single meal as a family during the week under our belt, I am THRILLED that Target will be three 12-hour shifts per week (Joe usually pulls 5, if not 6 of those for W-T) or four 10-hour shifts.  We can HANDLE THAT!  So although we have loved Denver and all the fun friends we have met and places we have been, it's time so start packing up and moving on for the sake of our family (and my sanity).  

8 comments:

Bailey Tice said...

That's super exciting for you guys! You guys are going to have so much fun being even closer to family and getting to have the kids grown up together!

Rachel said...

I am SO happy for you guys! But I'm especially happy for you because I know you've been sorta single parenting for the last few years. And how great to be by your sister.

Lolly said...

This is such exciting news!!! i am so happy for you and your family! I am certain Joe will do great at this new job, and I am so happy for all of you to get better hours out of his job! :)

Katie said...

I am so sad that you will be leaving, but this sounds like a great opportunity for your family! Congratulations! You will love living close to your sister. Can we hang out again before you leave?

Kari and Jonathan said...

Yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay!

Also, the blue looks awesome! It compliments the tan cupboards so well! You guys have done such a great job on that house the next owner is going to be so lucky!!

Jeanette said...

OH WOW! Congratulations!! I will miss you guys in our yearly visits! Good luck with the move and have fun! Just promise to keep up with your blog! Hugs.

Kathy said...

So happy for you guys. It sounds like such a great move for your family. Ditto to Jeanette comment! Keep up on your blog so we can still keep in touch. You are so loved in Denver. It will be hard to see you go.

Eric and Amy said...

What a great opportunity for Joe! and for your family!