It was a difficult time when we found out that Eric didn’t get a job as a firefighter. We had one hope left–and that was to score an ambulance operator position closer to home (rather than in northern California). Well, we found out Friday that Eric got the job.
This has been a months long process that started all the way back in April. While it’s not the coveted position of firefighter, it is still a position within the fire department, and will *hopefully* lead to an opening as a firefighter one day. Plus, it’s only a 45-minute drive from our house, which is still quite a commute, but not anywhere near 300 miles.
What does this mean for us?
We will now have a second stream of income coming, hopefully starting in December. Details will come as the weeks wear on.
What about the fire academy?
We are hoping something will be figured out. Right now, there seems to be a lapse between the academy ending, and when the new job will start. It would really suck to not be able to complete the academy by only a few days. We would lose the $4,000 investment we’ve made, and Eric would also have gone through four months of hard work, and 4 am wake-up calls and we’ll have nothing to show for it. Please send good vibes our way in that we can figure something out with the new job.
What about Costa Rica?
Adios, Costa Rica, once again. I am calling this week to cancel our tickets. I doubt we will get a refund but will most likely get some sort of credit. I’m obviously extremely happy that Eric got the job, but can someone please understand that I am upset I won’t get to go on vacation? This was supposed to be our honeymoon. At this rate, it will be another year before Eric gets to take vacation. I am majorly bummed about this.(Plus, what if the world really does end in 2012? We HAVE to take a vacation next year!)
Still, it is AWESOME that we know we will have a second income soon. I am already starting to devise our 2012 goals and budget. Stay tuned…
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