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foreverducky
21-05-2013, 10:23 AM
Many of you know the struggles I have had with my current employment. However, yesterday after a lot of waiting and praying, I was offered a conditional offer of employment with the government. I don't believe that I will have any issues with the conditions (i.e.: urinalysis, physical and background check). I am beside myself with giddiness. :chdance:I not only want this job, but I need it financially. Please celebrate with me! :martini:

uscwest
21-05-2013, 11:10 AM
:bounce::bouncing: Woo HOO. CONGRATULATIONS Billie.

Beccaberry
21-05-2013, 11:19 AM
That's wonderful news, Billie!!! :bounce:

I'm so happy for you!

Johnie
21-05-2013, 11:23 AM
Awesome news!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!

Wendy
21-05-2013, 11:54 AM
Billie, that is great news :hug2: I am so very pleased for you, I know how long you have been waiting for them to get back to you. This job was meant to be hun :hug2:

I can't remember, will you have to move again.

foreverducky
21-05-2013, 12:16 PM
Thanks everyone!

Yep, this will be my biggest move yet. I'll be moving about 1300 miles away from where I'm at now.

Beccaberry
21-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Thanks everyone!

Yep, this will be my biggest move yet. I'll be moving about 1300 miles away from where I'm at now.

WOW! :jawdrop:

:fingers: that everything goes according to plan!

Wendy
21-05-2013, 02:20 PM
Thanks everyone!

Yep, this will be my biggest move yet. I'll be moving about 1300 miles away from where I'm at now.

You aren't going to drive all the way are you :unsure:

foreverducky
21-05-2013, 03:10 PM
I'm going to have to. It will be three long, long days. I looked into flying but the shortest I found was about 10-12 hours with the stops/layovers, and that's not really a possibility with Arthur. I mean where would I take him out to go potty during the layovers.

Tink
21-05-2013, 06:16 PM
Good grief! Where are you moving to? :eek:

OH WAIT!!! Important things first! Congratulations! :tralala: It's wonderful that you were offered a position that will allow you to meet your financial burdens. It's miserable pinching every penny. :yes:

foreverducky
21-05-2013, 06:51 PM
I'm moving to NY. :D

Shellyamc
21-05-2013, 10:52 PM
I'm moving to NY. :D

Can I tell you how WONDERFUL this news is?!?! :mental: I am pretty :bounce: - y about the whole thing :D

foreverducky
22-05-2013, 12:30 AM
Can I tell you how WONDERFUL this news is?!?! :mental: I am pretty :bounce: - y about the whole thing :D

Come winter we can both complain about the snow. ;)

Beccaberry
22-05-2013, 02:12 AM
OMG!! NY!!! Yes!!! We'll be neighbors!!

MystikPiglit
24-05-2013, 01:16 PM
Congratulations! Best of luck with the move and the new job. :yes:

Wendy
18-06-2013, 01:00 PM
I was just wondering if you been given your starting date yet :hug2:

robertcraig
18-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Great news:dance::dance::dance:

catrancher
18-06-2013, 01:47 PM
Just now saw this. Congratulations FD! You deserve it. :yes:

:martini: :mugs: :martini:

And I'll even hold off on the jokes about government employees. At least for now. :wink:

Tom (:macwave:... but New Yorkers are still fair game!)

Britchick
18-06-2013, 02:01 PM
Congratulations!

Wendy
18-06-2013, 02:14 PM
Tom (:macwave:... but New Yorkers are still fair game!)

Wait until Tink sees this, be afraid, be very afraid :lol:

catrancher
18-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Wait until Tink sees this, be afraid, be very afraid :lol:

I knew the job was dangerous when I took it Wendy! :yes:

But at least I've still got my comfy sofa... :hide:

Tom (:macwave:... I'll be good. I promise :beg: Sorta. :evil:)

foreverducky
18-06-2013, 02:25 PM
Thank you everyone! Things are still progressing, but no firm offer yet. I just finished getting my fingerprints done last Friday. However, I have found housing and temporary housing until my 'real' housing is ready. I'm super excited and have been spending my weekends packing. Are the people in upstate NY still called New Yorkers?! Or does that name apply only to NYC people? :D

Shellyamc
18-06-2013, 03:13 PM
Thank you everyone! Things are still progressing, but no firm offer yet. I just finished getting my fingerprints done last Friday. However, I have found housing and temporary housing until my 'real' housing is ready. I'm super excited and have been spending my weekends packing. Are the people in upstate NY still called New Yorkers?! Or does that name apply only to NYC people? :D

We are still called New Yorkers simply because 90% of the population thinks that the City is all there is of New York :D I can't tell you how many times I have been asked if I can see the Statue of Liberty from my house :unsure: umm..she is 4 hours away!

Tink
19-06-2013, 07:57 AM
New York! That is too great for you, Billie! :yes: (Where roughly? Central NY, Southern Tier NY, Western NY, Northern NY)? I know you aren't in the five boroughs, given your question. :D

Yep, most people think NY, means the city. :yes: :D

When do you think you'll be heading that way? At least getting there and getting settled in during the summer is better than having to do it mid winter!

The fall is glorious, you are so going to love it!

What sort of government work are you going to be doing? :unsure:

Oh and as for you, Mr. Catrancher, hmph!

foreverducky
19-06-2013, 12:38 PM
I will be moving to the north east part of the state. It looks beautiful online and yes, moving in the summer is ideal. I can't imagine moving in the winter. I don't have the vehicle yet to make it easier.

catrancher
19-06-2013, 05:55 PM
I will be moving to the north east part of the state.

Plattsburgh? :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... nosy)

mumof2
19-06-2013, 08:30 PM
Billie!! What *have* you been up to since I was last here! :wink:

Tink
20-06-2013, 01:30 AM
Dannemora? I had a cousin who worked there and lived at Chazy Lake.

If so, you will absolutely need to live on top of Dannemora, (as in walking distance) or get a HIGH four wheel drive. The snow there is legendary and makes Alaska look like Florida.

You'll love it!

foreverducky
20-06-2013, 02:32 AM
This is totally like Where's Waldo. :lol:

Actually Plattsburgh will be very close to me. Of course up there 'close' is a relative term.

Tink
20-06-2013, 09:56 AM
Yes, relative to how much snow stands between you and your destination! It's beautiful country, but seriously cold and snowy! Being so close to the St. Lawrence River is wonderful. We vacationed there often.

Plan to visit Montreal and Quebec City. Both beautiful places! I love Canada!

Look out for the "monster" in Lake Champlain! :D

catrancher
20-06-2013, 11:44 AM
This is totally like Where's Waldo. :lol:

:ROFL:


Actually Plattsburgh will be very close to me. Of course up there 'close' is a relative term.

I was thiiissss close! :happydance:


Yes, relative to how much snow stands between you and your destination! It's beautiful country, but seriously cold and snowy! Being so close to the St. Lawrence River is wonderful. We vacationed there often.

Plan to visit Montreal and Quebec City. Both beautiful places! I love Canada!

Look out for the "monster" in Lake Champlain! :D

:yeahthat:

What Tink said!

Do take a drive up to Montreal. Makes for a nice weekend. Hop on Autoroute 15 and over the Pont Champlain and you're there. Only about an hours drive. Go shopping at the Place Ville Marie. Visit old Montreal. Go see Notre Dame Basilica. The place is amazing. But polish up your French before you go. Not 100% necessary but it really helps. A lot in some instances.

I remember one time having a wonderful dinner in a little basement restaurant down a narrow side street in old Montreal. Wonderful meal. Absolutely delicious. But ordering it was a challenge. You see, no one in the restaurant understood a word of English and my extremely limited French was little or no use.
Ordered from the menu by pointing. :shocked:

Just don't go in winter.

Tom (:macwave:... hope you ski.)

foreverducky
20-06-2013, 05:07 PM
I really hope to take advantage of being in that area of the country. It's one area that I haven't lived and I'll be so 'close' to so many different places! I don't know any French. I've had 4 years of German, but still couldn't say much. Not one of my personal talents. I think it'll be mandatory to ski. Kinda like a right of passage. Never been. There are some great outdoor activities up there. Great hiking and white water rafting. I'm so excited, however, I will need to be reminded of this feeling come January.

catrancher
20-06-2013, 05:14 PM
I will need to be reminded of this feeling come January.

Nothing an extra blanket or six can't fix. :blizzard:

Tom (:macwave:... :ski:)

Shellyamc
20-06-2013, 05:15 PM
She is going to live near me - ha! I win :P

I have to take advantage since nobody ever comes this way. Except Tink and I haven't managed to catch her yet :lol:

The most fun is going to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side :yes: Nothing fancy, but when we were little we always thought it was so cool to be able to go into another Country for a day trip :D