Saturday, January 31, 2009

I'm being THAT kind of girl again.

The kind of girl I hate.

Indecisive, wishy-washy, clutch-my-pearls "Oh, I just don't KNOW" kind of girl.


I've started writing this post three times. The first time, my children were literally running circles around me. I realized it was time to put away the lappy when one tripped over the power cord.

The second time I started writing, then deleted it all, wrote again, then saved it as a draft, then deleted the post.

And why? I'm just being dumb.

Hubby got a job offer yesterday.

Its conditional, pending the results of a drug test and physical exam, both of which I have no doubt he'll pass, but its conditional all the same which is one of the reasons I was so hesitant to write a post about this life-changing news.

The other reason? After nearly a year of applications, tests and interviews I've become a bit superstitious. I almost don't want to say the words out loud for fear I'll jinx the whole situation. (The field hubs works in is very competitive and um, very secure - I won't mention it here but if you want to know and I know you? E-mail me. I'll tell ya all about it.)

The tests and a meeting with HR to discuss details are set for this week. At this time next weekend I hope to be hung over after a huge celebration that's been a long time coming. (Again, sorry to be a tease but just know that my Hubby is one of those people you read about that make you believe that you can succeed no matter where you've come from - he's come from being the under dog, from a life where he could so easily be on the other side of the fence - and has worked his ass off to be a real man, a real father to his boys and an amazing husband to me. OK, I need to stop or I'll be sitting here crying.)

Oh but wait - I'll be at Blissdom. Rest assured, though, there WILL be a celebration and of the largest capacity. Probably both here and there, and again when I get back.

So, let's imagine for a moment that Hubs does get the job because I'm going to use the power of positive thinking and every other good method of juju available to will this job to him. That means we'll have 90 days to move.

Did you miss that? NINETY DAYS.

He can apply for an extension which they almost certainly will grant (or so we're told), but that gives us 180 days, or approximately six months, to have a new address.

Um...this house isn't exactly ready to be sold.

And, um...this isn't exactly the greatest market in which to sell a house.

And, um...I don't even know where to start.

I could make myself completely crazy thinking about it all, so I'm trying not to overly stress myself out until we have their final written offer. We've known for quite some time that when Hubs finally did get a job offer we'd have to move, though we expected to have nearly a year. Having a deadline like that makes me, um, what's the word?


So we're taking things one step at a time, which is essentially the lamest euphemism on the face of the planet. What? Can you take things three steps at a time? Well, maybe you can if you're climbing stairs. But I digress...

Anyway - today we went through and organized a few little areas of our house we've been neglecting for some time. We still have quite a bit to do but a lot of the stuff we'll need to hire someone to come in and do - little(ish) projects that again, we've been putting off because they weren't important.

If you're looking for me this afternoon, I may just be in the basement organizing boxes of Christmas decorations, or in our linen closet, sorting our sheets.

17 comments: said...

I won't say congratulations, for fear of jinxing you. My husband was laid off last year and I've been through the full spectrum of emotions.

Good luck :)

Kim H. said...

Wow! Oh, I gotta say it again. WOW!!!!

Um, honey YOU NEED TO E-MAIL ME!!!! I think I might be able to talk you through all this. :)

And you know he's gonna get it, so don't worry about that whole jinxing thing...kay?

And I also want you to e-mail me so I can find out if you'll at all be closer to me? What are the odds the new job is in Memphis?....Um, okay,dumb question. I'm sure that's not happening.

Tom said...

Awesome is all I got to say. hard work always pays off. By the way, your bro Al needs an investment, how about a duplex?

morninglight mama said...

Sounds very stressful, incredibly exciting and freaking crazy all wrapped together! Best to you both!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Hope everything works out. I'm looking forward to reading the good news.

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow - that sounds so exciting. I've always loved moving in a lot of ways - it's a chance to just reinvent yourself - you know ?

Can't wait to hear more about it!

Sabrae Carter said...

Wow! Hope he gets and and EVERYTHING works out for you!!!

Penny said...

How very exciting for your family! I'll have my fingers crossed for the stars to align and everything to fall into place. You guys do after all deserve that for all the hard work you have already done!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

I am so sending you good thoughts and vibes girlie! And CONGRATULATIONS!

Jean said...

I am rooting for Hubs. I will keep him in my prayers tonight!

OHmommy said...

I have lived in four homes in the last 7 years. I always use it as a time to re-do everything.

Organize. Clean. Re-access everything.

Many congrats. And keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Zoeyjane said...

If you want to fly me and Isobel down, I'll go batshit crazy doing it all for you. Cuz THAT is my kind of project.

Kelley said...

How freaking exciting!

I am crossing everything for you!

Tara R. said...

I know exactly what you mean about jinxing something. Still, fingers crossed and good luck wishes for, you know, whatever.

Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness! :)

Roger said...

Way cool, but I hold off on the congratulations until it's official. I can't imagine having my house ready in six months, heck I'm sweating the fact that Jenni wants to move in two years. And that she's serious.

Don't sweat it though, as I am sure that it will all work itself out. *crossing fingers*

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

That sounds wonderful! I'll keep my fingers crossed : )