Thursday, February 08, 2007

David didn't get the offer to go to San Diego. He's a little bummed even though it wouldn't have been our first choice. He just said he wanted to be asked, which I totally understand. Who knows what selection criteria they used. David said that the group he was in had a lot of poeple who have been there 20+ years including the people who train him. I just left the entire mess in God's hands. A part of me was excited about the possibility of moving to San Diego, but the bigger part of me just wants to move to PA and be done with it.
We will be moving to PA in September. YEAH! He has a job through Septembr 1st. He will then receive a severance package and a bonus for staying 6 months even though he won't have a job at the end of it. They will be going over the severance package and bonus information on the 16th. In the meantime, David is applying for several positions within the company, and the company has hired an agency to help the employees find a job so he's working with them as well.
I talked with my dad about the move last night. He's excited that we will be there so soon. My step mom said that I can get a job as a CNA at the nursing home where she works and they will even pay for me to go to school. It sounds like a solid plan. My brain is racing with all of the things that need to be done. What goes? What stays? Most importantly, we have to buckle down on the budget and save like crazy to have the money to move. We hope that we will be able to make an adventure out of the journey across the country. It does change our plans to visit OK in April. Instead, we will stop by on our way through. That's the plan for now at least.


Kristen said...

I'm sorry you guys are disappointed, but wow--PA in September! Exciting!

Anonymous said...

I was all excited about you guys maybe moving to San Diego...then I'd have two friends that lived there. Anyway, where do you think you'll be living in PA? Obviously close to your dad's if you'll be working at the nursing home. See...just the time you are thinking about moving back, I'm thinking about moving further away. Some timing, huh? -Jen

Sandra said...

Thanks Kristen! I'm not bummed at all. I'm really excited!
Jen, where are you thinking of moving to? Are you trying to get away from me already?

Anonymous said...

No, I'm not trying to get away from you! I'm trying to move somewhere that actually has some life. Pittsburgh is an option, but I'm also looking into areas around Baltimore or Philly. I just know I need to get out of here. We'll see. I haven't actually applied anywhere yet. It seems like change is happening all around me and I'm just paralyzed by it; knowing I should be doing something, but either don't know where to start or scared what the end result might be. -Jen

aola said...

I'm so excited for you - finally, getting to move to PA.

Sandra said...

A, I almost can't believe it! I can barely sleep at night thinking about it and wondering what whill happen.

Jenn, just go for it. The worst that will happen is that it won't work and you'll go somewhere else. It scares me a little to move to PA, but you gotta go for it sometimes and see what happens. You'll be fine. :)