Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Is it Thursday Yet?

Seriously at this point you guys know I'm not a patient person.

My mother can attest to this, as I'm sure some of my friends, and I KNOW D would say that I'm many things... patient not one of them. Considering I asked him to marry me multiple times and bought the wedding dress before he ever asked me to marry him... (I knew he was a sure thing!)

Anyways the point of all this is that I'd love to fast forward and have the results and say either WOOHOO or BOO HISS... You've got to be kidding etc. I thought about calling and begging and asking if it was possible to move the appointment up and then my mom came home and announced "I'm going to go with you and D to church Wednesday night." First this made me speechless because my mom hasn't stepped foot into church for at least 8-10 months. The minister said something that ticked her off... don't ask - I'm not sure. You'd have to know my mom to know this was a monumental thing for her to say it to us. So when D heard this he looks at me and goes... we can't reschedule, we just have to take what we've got and hope for the best.

If you imagined my smile of torture you'd be about right. So no on the reschedule... D felt it was more important to go to church and count our blessings... and to hopefully get my mom less angered at the minister. With us gone she's going to need adult interaction.

So did I tell everyone that my husband agreed to this new position without asking about wages, benefits, probationary period, etc. Seriously... he said yes and didn't have a CLUE how much he'd be getting paid per hour... If you can imagine me wanting to strangle him you'd be right. Those are big things to ask... how about - does your benefits include infertility coverage because my wife really wants that included... Oh and it'd be nice if her doctor was a participating provider both the RE and the OB/Gyn who's her family doc.

Nope he didn't call back and ask those questions...He called and found out that they're in negotiations right now with their contract and the chief gave him some figures which ended up that he'll most likely be taking a pay cut. On the bright side benefits start on the first day he works... so that's good. No clue WHAT those benefits are, but at least they start when he does. Always having to find the bright side... I guess the best part of all this is that in 3 weeks D will be waiting for me whenever I come home in the morning... and that makes whatever the pay cut is worth while...

9 comments:

Mandy said...

The pay cut will be so worthwhile to have him there all the time. We're dealing w/ that right now too--at least we will be when I finally start getting a paycheck. But to have the ability to work from home more than makes up for the cut in salary.

Kath said...

Dear Sami, I can so imagine your wanting to move the appointment up... and also D's not asking the details of the job -- because, heck, he wants to be with you, no matter what.

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, and hoping so hard that everything turns out wonderfully this time.

Jill said...

Hi, Sami. Wow, you and D have a lot of changes going on right now: two new jobs and the not negative. I can understand why you're frustrated about D's pay cut, but I think it's great that you two can live together full-time now. That's wonderful.

I am hoping and praying that you will get good news tomorrow at your appointment.

Thalia said...

I agree, that paycut sounds like it's worth it to me, although let's hope the health insurance is ok.

Vivien said...

Can absolutely relate about the patience thing. And the paycut thing. Actually, I think you must have been remarkably patient to spend so long NOT living together.

Am also rather in awe of the fact you are not really mentioning the not negative. I know if it were me I would be struggling to think of anything else...

Marz said...

Men! they never ask questions.

I agree, though, the paycut seems like it's definitely worth it. Hopefully it's not a huge cut though.

Only 1 more day to go.

Stephanie said...

So much luck tomorrow!

KrisAndRod said...

First off, good luck today. Second, if his benefits are like ours, and most other cops we know, not only do they not cover the costs you mentioned, they don't even cover BCPs!! He's got to be able to take some pay cut and still break even just taking into consideration the less driving.

DinosaurD said...

Hi Sami
You know that I am sending a ton of good thoughts your way today (ah, that would be a metric ton being Canadian and all that).
DinoD