7.14.2011

Out of the Woods

It's been well over seven months since Slice worked at the golf course, and our plans have changed at least 89 times since then. (Oilfield - school - Jackson Hewitt - Arizona - Asia - South Carolina - oilfield again - pump repair - Utah Valley - to name a few things seriously considered.)  Alas, none of the plans worked out.

We've seen miracles large and small, set up house, watched our son grow from a baby to a rollicking toddler, healed a broken wrist, and irritated each other a bunch.

(Have any of you spent months on end with your spouse in a limited space? And survived?  Because I think we've both come to realize that there are very good reasons one of us works outside the home, and possibly, that things were meant to be that way .... to preserve relationships.)
Anyway.

Our plans have changed again.  Finally, a full-time job has been offered to Slice, and it looks promising.  He starts training Monday.  So we'll probably be staying here for a while.

And, despite the stir-craziness, we are really going to miss Slice when he's gone.  Liam and I have been spoiled all this time having him around to play and cook meals and change diapers (and let me take naps).

It's an adjustment I'm willing to make.

10 comments:

Tauni said...

It is an adjustment. Ben always says that if it weren't for the financial strains he would always be unemployed cause he loves spending all that time with his girls :) Glad he got a job!!

Cade and Kelsie said...

Congrats! That's great news! Where will he be working?

Linnea said...

Congratulations on his job! That's wonderful news.

Jean said...

Kels - Delsco Northwest for now, then Newfield. I think Delsco just does the training.

Syd said...

Woohoo! I'm glad it worked out. Delsco is a temporary 3 monthish thing to make sure he knows how to do his job and then Newfield will take him! I'm so happy for you guys! We can be Christmas party buddies! I'm so glad everything worked out!

Syd said...

P.S. Is Dorian is ever confused finding a well (wait until you see the map) or has any questions he is more than welcome to call Ryan!

Jean said...

Thanks Syd! I imagine Dorian will be calling Ryan to pick his brain over a number of things. :) And yes, Christmas party buddies for sure!

Cade and Kelsie said...

I'm so happy for your guys! Tell him good luck with the training!

Miriam said...

Fingers crossed for you :)

Fig said...

YES.