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Friday, June 24, 2011

No Longer Free (At Last!)

My friends will be happy to read that after one year, nine months, two weeks, and six days, I will be rejoining the ranks of the employed this fifth of July because I was extended an offer for employment today, which I gladly accepted.  Gladly and gratefully accepted, since this was only the third interview I'd had in all that time.

And my new boss seems to be a really good guy. I'll be really busy, but I don't think he'll let me drown.

But you know what this means, don't you?

I have only a little over a week to get that coop finished!


Tamar@StarvingofftheLand said...

Congratulations! May your job be interesting, satisfying, and remunerative.

becky3086 said...

Congratulations! I hope you love your new job!

Toni aka irishlas said...

Congratulations and OMG at the same time!

You'll get it done. You're a go-getter!

Hope you love the new job!

JustAnotherGraphicsGirl said...

I'm happy and sad for you! It is really tough working full time and trying to accomplish all the things that a homestead or farm requires! I would love a month or so off just to try and catch up on a few things (still have a lot of unpacked boxes from moving here last July). I know this is something you really wanted, so CONGRATULATIONS!!!! and best wishes! Now - go get that coop done!

Jennifer Montero said...

One of us, wage slave!

A BIG congratulations to you. I hope you updated your resume to include your poultry-related carpentry skills. Or is that what swung it for you??

Paula said...

Thanks Tamar- I think it will be all those things.

Thanks Becky- I hope so too! But I think I will.

Thanks Toni, and I hope you're right about being a go-getter.

I'm a teensy bit worries about that very thing, JAGG, but getting it all done was the clincher in deciding to commute by car rather than by public transportation. I just don't have three extra hours a day to devote to commuting. Weekends. Weekends are going to be busy!

Thanks Jennifer. No, I think I'll be leaving my carpentry skills off the resume. I was just thinking yesterday that I don't think I have another one of these in me. Just a few more pieces of furniture, and I think I'm hanging up my saws and hammer for good. (Yeah, right.)

Miriam said...

What wonderful news! Yes, it's going to be busy managing new job and the homestead, but you are organized and determined and strong, and you'll set the right priorities for yourself.

What's the new job?

Paula said...

Thanks Miriam. Buying for a large, fiscally conservative electrical firm. I'm hoping that when everything fails and the grid goes down, their services will be in high demand and I'll still have a job. That's the hope, anyway.

Maria said...

Congratulations Paula! That's great to hear. I hope it goes really well. I was going to ask what the job was, but Miriam beat me to it.

By chance, I will also be leaving the unemployed ranks after many months of job hunting. I'm starting a job on the 4th July! Here's to both of us being no longer free :)

Rae said...

Yay! Huge congrats!!! LJ says congrats too!

Paula said...

Thanks Maria, and hear, hear on your employment too! Congratulations to you!

Paula said...

Thanks Rae! and thank LJ for me as well!