Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Good News in Fredericksburg!

The General and I are getting our lives back!!!

It is official, so I'm going to share the good news without too many details.

The General has been busy applying for new jobs in the area. As much as he has loved his current job and the people he works with, the long days are really hard. Additionally, there are times where getting up at 5AM to get him to the van pool or to help take care of his toe or just because he's up at that hour can grate on the nerves of even the most patient spouse who doesn't have to get up till 7AM.

But it is official as of this morning. The General was selected and has been hired to being working at a new job at Quantico on December 8th. His round trip commute to and from work will now be less than his one way commute at his current job. That the job comes with a small raise is a nice bonus, but frankly, we are ultimately thrilled about a future we can envision where as a family we sit down to breakfast together, where God forbid there is an emergency (like me breaking my leg again) it doesn't take an act of Congress for him to get home, and where if his carpools don't come through, I can drive him to work ON MY WAY TO WORK, or stop and have lunch with him if I'm in the area, or a hundred other wonderful things. The end is in sight to his 4AM wake up calls, his $200+ per month vanpool payments, his 2 and 3 hour commute times each way in bad traffic.

Even more beautiful is the fact that these people wanted him based solely on his merits as a candidate. They did not know about his disabilities until after the selection was made. His work speaks for itself. No special hiring authorities this time. His reputation made it happen.

I am so, so, so proud of him and thrilled that our lives are going to be immeasurably better in so many ways for this opportunity. In the immortal words of George Peppard, "Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?"

7 pearl(s) of wisdom:

Sarah said...

That's wonderful! He must be elated about having a much shorter commute!

Cindy said...

The A-Team is awesome!!

Shorter commutes are great. Depending on where he is in Quantico, he could even take the VRE. There are lots of options to there.

Yeah General!!

Elizabeth said...

Wahoo! That's fantastic news! Tell the General congratulations and give him a hug for me. And enjoy those extra hours of sleep!

Seraphim9 said...

Great news! I'm glad for you - I understand about long commutes although thankfully I've never had to experience a 2-3 hour commute.

I guess I really need to stop griping about the 45 min to an hour commute to Savannah every morning, huh? :-)

Go General!

Talmadge Gleck said...

That is beyond awesome, particularly given the possible addition to your household.

And a shorter commute just might be more succulent than the raise in pay.

1,000 rolls of those cheesy green "BRAVO" stars for The General.

-TG

Melissa said...

AWESOME news! :) In all directions!

Way to go! :)

nettiemac said...

SWEEEEEEEEEEET! Congratulations!