Good News

I have good news. I’ve been kind of a downer recently, but really, life goes on and good things do happen.

My husband has been offered and has accepted a really wonderful opportunity. First, let me say that the ends have not met at my house for the last fifteen months. It was a decision that my husband and I made and we don’t regret it. We used savings to cover the difference and we’ve been fine. Now, finally, I think that we might–MIGHT–be able to tie those ends together. That doesn’t include Charlie’s ABR bills, but we’ve been getting lots of family love on that score, so things are pretty good there too.

The best part of the job, though, isn’t the money–it’s the opportunity. My hubby bumped into a guy at Smoothie King who’s in the process of building his own engineering company. He’s looking for a right-hand man and thinks maybe my husband could be the guy. He was looking for a guy with a ton of experience, but he loves that my husband is former military, and is deciding to give him a go. There’s the possibility of partnership in the future, which is huge AND the guy is paying our Cobra until he gets group health insurance in place for his company.

So there it is. Good things happening here in Bird Land.

This is one of my all-time favorite pictures: my grandfather and his brother dressed to attend college at Tulane University (gramps is on the right). The chains on their vests hold club pins–my grandfather’s is for the debate team.

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  1. Congrats on the new opportunity!

    I heard you about dipping into savings… it took practically all of ours just to conceive Fletcher, much less meet his current needs. But we are making do (denial is part of making do, no?).

    And I LOVE the photos!

  2. Another fascinating photo!

    You SO deserve that bit (actually, big fat piece!) of happiness. Isn’t it weird how the business world works sometimes? My husband lost his job in the summer, and a day later got an e-mail and found another job.

  3. Small Town Girl says:

    That’s great!

    I love that you’re posting old photos of your grandpa’s. My little town is in the process of doing a history book and I’m typing some of the interviews. It’s been very interesting so far!

  4. So fantastic! You totally deserve it.

  5. Congrats on the hubby news! Love the pic of your grandpa, and while I have only seen pics of you here online, I see a resemblance to your grandpa on this picture.

  6. Nadine Hightower says:

    That’s great news!!! Yeah!!!
    And I love the wreath!!
    Very You.

  7. Congratulations! I hope that this helps!

  8. Wonderful news! See, you never know what good things can come out of visiting fast food joints, esp. Smoothie King!!! :o) Congrats!!!

  9. Well that is great news!! Yeah for you guys!

    On the other hand, wanted to say I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know it is very difficult. You are in our thoughts.

  10. Congratulations! Glad to hear that you will be able to make ends meet better. Eventually, there is an end to the savings.

    About being a housewife… work is seriously overrated. I think your work with your son is certainly more inspiring than reading about you heading into a job.

  11. therextras says:

    My happiness for you and your family is heartfelt.

    I am enjoying the photos of your grandfather also. I am the genealogist for my family, and esp value photos and tokens of past lives.


  12. THAT is fantastic news–I hope it works out. That Cobra can kill you.