Monday, September 1, 2008

Leavin' on a Jet Plane

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. It's certainly not that I haven't had time...I just haven't been feeling like I have much to say.

However...Shawn did finally receive his official written offer of employment on Friday! We've been given all of the information about things like salary and benefits, and it all looks pretty good. There's even a very generous "relocation package," so we don't have to worry about moving expenses to get us to Washington!

This weekend, we haven't really gotten much done in the way of moving prep. We went to Shawn's team's rugby match on Saturday afternoon. Since he hasn't been at practice in awhile (and since everyone thought we'd already moved), Shawn didn't play in the A-side game, but he did get to play the B-side game. Afterwards, we went to Gibby's with the team for a couple of hours, and then we went downtown for a surprise birthday party for one of our friends. Her birthday actually isn't until late September, but everyone figured holding a party for her in August would be the only way we could ever manage to surprise her.

Yesterday was church and being lazy. We also went to Shawn's mom's house to help her move some things and to have dinner with her. Shawn went through his clothes to make a big pile for Goodwill. Today we intended to get up early and go rock climbing, but we ended up sleeping in instead. After going out for brunch, Shawn went out for a mountain bike ride. He's currently in the process of cleaning the gravel out of his elbow. And in about an hour, we're heading for the airport!

Before we actually knew that Shawn would be getting his written offer, we had decided that I would go with him to Seattle this week, so we leave tonight. We're actually staying out there through next weekend, so by the time we come back, it will hopefully be time to pack the last remaining things, put everything in a truck, and head out! I'll try to be better about posting this week, but I'll be doing it from the hotel lobby.


Stephanie said...

relocation package! phew, i know you were nervous about should you DIY or hire out to save $... :)

have fun in seattle! find forks while you're at it ;)


B&X are getting ready to move to Philly, and they're trying to figure out how to manage it. They get an allowance too, but it didn't go very far!! Add to the mix the fact that they can't move in to their house until they get the psychologically challenged man who lives there now out, which could be well after X starts teaching . . . Can't say I envy them!! :) I'm glad to hear things are moving along.