Monday, March 7, 2011

Back to Work

Today was my first day at my new job.  I received an offer for the full salary I was asking.  Woohoo!  I'm driving an hour and a half each way for now.  Yes, my dear readers, I am still in Houston after an hour and a half of driving.  We're roughly the size of the state of Rhode Island.  Then there's Houston's habit of annexing adjacent communities...whether they like it or not...all around NASA is Webster, Seabrook, Nassau Bay...but NASA is in Houston...it's confusing for me and I live here...I wonder what visitors think...  

(Texans measure distance in hours and minutes, by the way.  I'm 5 minutes from the grocery store, 30 minutes from downtown, an hour and a half from work, and 2 hours from the beach.  San Antonio is 3 hours away, El Paso 10 hours, and California 2 days.)  

My new job is near NASA, in the Clear Lake area.  The plan is to move to Clear Lake in a few months, after my daughter graduates.  I've already priced a few apartments, and I should be able to find something for much less than I'm paying now.  I'll miss living in The Woodlands, but it is a little on the expensive side.      

I'm so excited!  I'm also exhausted.  I feel like I'm rambling and babbling.  I'll get used to my new schedule and post something a little more coherent soon.    

24 comments:

Brian Miller said...

yay! i am excited for you...the hour and half ugh...yeah moving closer is def a good thing...beat the gas prices...

Kathleen Scott said...

Congratulations Jen! I lived in Webster for a couple of years (decades ago). Nice folks, easy drive to Galveston and you can sail on Clear Lake. So glad you've gotten a bit of financial security.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

exciting times!! Good luck and I hope your first day went well, new jobs are always exciting, especially when you get the pay you wanted!

Tempo said...

Very cool, is that NASA with the space ships and stuff?
2hrs from a beach? thats a long, long way! I'm 7 minutes from the nearest beach, 30 min from the best beach.
So glad to hear things are going your way, smile!

A Lady's Life said...

And I am so very pleased for you.:)

Congrats and good luck. I hope everything works out for you:)

Rob Strickland said...

Hell yeah Jen, good for you! And so what about the drive, it will give plenty of chances to look (every day) for someplace else to live.

sage said...

Congratulations! I hope the new job and the move goes well for you. Keep us posted.

LL Cool Joe said...

Glad you've got a new job. That's a long commute!

elexerdelex said...

If you immediatly got all the salary you were asking for... you asked for too little salary...

AmyLK said...

Fabulous News! be safe driving all those miles!

Amanda said...

Hooray employment!!!! Congrats :)

Kelly said...

I'm so glad you got a job...and at the pay you were wanting!!! Keep us posted on everything!

I usually measure distance by time, too.

grannybunny said...

Congratulations on your new job; best wishes for your success!

Mama Zen said...

Congratulations on the new job!

gayle said...

I am so glad you are liking your new job!!

Slamdunk said...

Congrats with the new job...

grannybunny said...

We're dying to know how your new job is going!

John McElveen said...

WTG JEN!!! Praying for you for Gas Money!!!!! That has to be a little expensive yes??

J

Christiejolu said...

Congrats to you Jen!

Rebecca S. said...

That is great news! I'm very happy for you, Jen. All the best in your job, in your move to your new home, and in life in general!

....Petty Witter said...

Well done, its nice to hear your good news.

Anita said...

New job. Eventually, new friends. New adventures. How exciting!

Blessings to you as you climb the career ladder.

Coachdad said...

Congrats on the new job and getting what you money-wise!

Auto Title Loans said...

Measuring things is the same in Los Angeles. Congratulations on your new ventures- I hope it all works out for you. There is nothing better then starting fresh and with new opportunity.

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