Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm in shock

Even though Nathan didn't get the promotion, we still got some awesome news this week. The person that did get the new position works on a different client project than Nathan, but is still in his department. Because that person is moving into the promotion, his project is now open. It won't be a promotion or more money for Nathan, but it is very likely he will go to this other project.

Why is this so great? Well, if you recall my major problem with Nathan's job is his schedule. Anywhere from 80%-90% of his schedule is working afternoon into the late evening. Thus me only seeing him Saturday and Sunday. With this new position he would be working mornings into mid afternoon 90% of the time.

This is HUGE for us. I mean, it will totally change our lives. We have been married for almost three years and we have never had similar schedules. I can't totally wrap my mind around the fact that not only we will be waking up together, but we will have all of our evenings. We no longer have to cram all of errands on the weekends. We can make plans to see friends Friday night, or have friends over for dinner on a weeknight. We can eat dinner together. We can take swing dancing classes again.

So thanks everyone for the good vibes, because in a round about way they worked!

16 comments:

LucyinStLou said...

Congrats! It sounds like things really did work out for the best.

Julia said...

yay, that is awesome, Teresa. Congrats!

Amy said...

yay! awesome! congrats to both of you!

I totally get it too as there have been two jobs that forced us to have different schedules, and since march it has been so nice, and really a blessing for us to have dinner together!!!

Nicole said...

Yayyyyyyy Teresa! That is so awesome! I cannot imagine only spending time with my hubby on the weekends, that must be really hard. I am so happy that you will get that time now... wooh hoo!

Kristal said...

That is so awesome Teresa!!!! Congrats to you and Nathan. ;)

Especially great news after thinking he'd be on nights till after the new year!

When will the new schedule start?

N. said...

Wow! That is great news! What an awesome change for you both.
I'm excited for you!

Teresa said...

Thanks everybody!

Kristal, the change could go into effect as early as mid November!

Claire said...

Now, that IS great news!

Team Boyd said...

Yippee! That's great news Teresa!

mxq said...

that is SO exciting!!! i'm so happy for you two!

Scazar said...

I'm happy for you guys, of course all that togetherness can be overrated ; p

Maria said...

That is simply awesome! I'm so happy for you guys!!!

Mary said...

I am so happy for you and Nathan! I cannot imagine working opposite schedules as Jason. It's bad enough that he doesn't get home until seven! I'm glad that everything ended up working out in the end.

Lisa said...

Yay!! What awesome news - I hope it all works out as planned.

Carrie said...

Teresa, that is so great! As a fellow wife-whose-husband-works-evenings, I fully appreciate the fantastic impact this is going to have on your relationship and your life (and am a tinsy jealous!). Woo-hoo!!!

BTW -- the CAPATCHA thingy for me right now says "noofa". We should make up a definition for that word and start using it in daily conversations...

Jamie said...

I completely agree.....that is awesome news! Now you can do all of those things you mentioned and more....like plugging holes in the yard! :)