Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Life is what you make it...

My hot hubby has had a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG journey in school. It all started about... 5 years ago?? If you didn't already know, he had originally gone to technical school to be an HVAC tech. He then secured a job at the apartment complex where we lived as an apartment engineer which provided free rent, etc. allowing me to stay home full time with our kids. There he learned all kinds of handy stuff... seriously, the man can fix just about anything!

However, after both the kids were in school full time, he decided he didn't want to do that for the rest of his life and decided to go to college. He had to take a lot of prerequisite courses at night, then all the general courses... again, at night, then finally he applied and got into the PTA program at Montgomery College. At this point he had to quit his job as apartment engineer so that he could go to the full day program. After finally completing a year of the program we moved out here to Utah, but to our dismay, he had to start the actual program courses out here from the very beginning because their program was a little different from MC's. So for the last year and a half (including summer semester), he has been working his butt off to get through this program.

So here we are, 33 days away from graduation, (if you didn't notice my little ticker on the side there), and today I could not be prouder of him. He has been offered a couple of positions the past couple of months for when he graduates, but last week he decided to apply for a position at TOSH working for IHC. It is a state of the art facility that treats all kinds of different injuries with all the latest equipment, a pool, (he loves aqua-therapy), and they pay well, but they also have fantastic benefits which was important to us. It was a long shot and we both knew it... still, it is where he wanted to eventually end up... his dream job so to speak, so he applied anyway.

He actually got a call for an interview, (which was exciting), and arranged to interview yesterday at 6am so that he could be at his clinical on time. (Lucky for us he is a morning person;)) Well, they called back and this morning at about 7:45am he accepted the position.

Do you know what that means???? MY HUBBY IS EMPLOYED!!!! (Starting Dec 15th, obviously contingent on him graduating on the 9th ;)


Today is the beginning of the rest of our lives. :)


R Clan said...

We couldn't be happier for you guys. I am so glad things worked the way they did because we got to meet such wonderful friends. Hip, Hip, Hooray for Mike.

Denise said...

That is SO exciting! Really, I'm so happy for you guys. Does PTA have to do with physical therapy?

Irene and Steve Moyer said...

Way to go, Mike! Pass our congratulations on, Petra! You guys must be thrilled!

Claudia said...

Congratulations!!! We are so happy for you. Way to go Mike!!

MaryBeth said...

Petra, that's great! Now I know where to go if we ever move back up to Utah...he can be Aren's physical therapist any time!