Monday, August 17, 2009

Heads Spinning and Job Afar

The last week of July, Bob and I were leaders at Vacation Bible School (VBS) at our church. Bob had eight 11-year olds and I had ten 7-year olds--5 boys and 5 girls. We had a blast! When I look at my little charges, the familiar nursery rhyme comes to mind. 
What are little boys made of?
Snakes and snails, and puppy dog tails,
That's what little boys are made of.

What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice, and everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.
My February post, Real Life Stinks, recounts the event that shocked our world--Bob lost his job. On Friday, July 31 after VBS, Bob had an appointment to present his reinvented self to a potential client/employer. That led to an interview and by the next Friday--one week later--Bob had a job! He started work on August 5th. Whew! Our heads were spinning. Note to job hunters: If you're getting no traction with your current job search, think about emphasizing a different aspect of your experience. Something more relevant to the current economic conditions.

Bob is part of a new senior management team working to correct troubling issues at a medium-size community bank.

Just one snag. The job is in Nevada City an hour and a half away via country roads and a major highway (not freeway). Since he'll be working 10-12 hour days, he will be setting up an apartment to stay during the week. UGH!

So here I am typing my blog, missing my hero... and that's the saga of life.


  1. I was so glad to hear about Bob's new job. I hope he's enjoying the challenge, but I'm sure it's tough being apart during the week. I'm sure you'll treasure your weekends together.

  2. We wish Bob lots of luck in his new job.

  3. Good luck on job, bummer about commute.



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