Monday, June 6, 2011

Short, general update.

It's been a few weeks since I've updated this thing, so I thought I'd jot some things down.

First off, we're very excited because Gary has a phone interview scheduled with Nestle Purina for an engineering job he applied for there! Yay! We spent an evening practicing what he would say if asked standard questions and how to use his previous experience to his advantage. It's made him feel much more confident about his capabilities. It would be so great if he were to get hired! According to a random article on Yahoo!, Nestle is one of the best places to work for.

There are a couple downsides to landing this job: 1) it requires a move to Fort Dodge, IA. I've looked up the city on the internet, and it looks like a pretty decent city. We'd probably be very happy living there. It would just be unfortunate to live so far away from our families. But you gotta do what you gotta do. This job would give Gary much needed experience and job stability and would be great for our family. 2) We just signed a lease for a duplex in Pullman for the next year, starting July 1, and we've already made the deposit payment... If we get this job, we're going to have to do some fancy footwork to get out of it. Hopefully the landlady would be understanding and let us go without us having to find a sublet.

If we don't get this job, then all I have to say is: yay! We found a new place to live in Pullman! The rent is a little more expensive, but it has a washer and dryer in it and it's much closer to Gary's work! He can walk to work and that will save us a considerable amount of money in gas, which is ridiculously expensive in Pullman. The w/d will save us about $40 for laundry. And we won't have a giant pile of dirty clothes all the time! I can't wait!

In other activities, my brother, sister, and her children came down this past weekend because Sarah wanted to spend her birthday weekend with us. How sweet :)  I made her cupcakes from scratch, and they turned out pretty decent. We went to the Farmer's market and numerous parks on Saturday and had a whole lot of fun! We then baked a turkey roast for dinner, and it was also very good! Great weekend all around!


  1. Oh I'm glad things are going well, I thought maybe you'd gone into early labor or fell off the earth. Having lived in Iowa I can say that Fort Dodge is a good place, though it's kinda in the middle of nothing.

  2. I hope the interview went well, also. Though in all honesty, I don't want you to move so far away! Hmm... then again, it would give me a reason to travel & visit ya! Never been to Iowa... lol