Well, Tommy has finally heard back about the job he interviewed for three weeks ago.
He didn't get it.
Now before you go feeling all bad for us, I want you to know that Tommy was actually kinda relieved. Crazy, right? 'Cause here's the thing- if they had offered him the job, he would have to accept it. It would be foolish not to, for one thing, and as a condition of his unemployment benefits, he is required to accept any employment that's offered to him.
But the fact of the matter is that the job is pretty darn far from our house. It would mean we'd have to buy a second car and spend oodles of money on gas until eventually we saved up enough money to buy a house closer to the job. And the kind of work, although he's more than qualified to do it, is definitely not his ideal way to spend the day. It's the tedious side of office work, not the problem-solving side.
Now we're finding the blessing in this. Remember the world's best recruitment video? Apparently it really was the best in the world, because Tommy is applying to work for the DNR. And he's truly excited about the prospect! Decent pay, good benefits, retirement, and they supply their agents with an official DNR vehicle, so we wouldn't have to buy another car. Woo hoo!
And the reason I'm telling you all of this is that yesterday, on the same day that he got turned down for that job, he got his pre-application law enforcement test results back from the DNR. He passed every category handily and was able to submit his completed application. Another woo hoo!
So, there it is. Still on the path, waiting for it to lead us where we're supposed to be. Applying to new positions every day and meanwhile making plans to make a little money off of our property starting in the spring.
Thank you for walking with us on this journey. It's wonderful not to have to do it alone!