Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Decisions

To keep people abreast of the situation (since lots are asking), the Oregon job didn't work out. After all the money that was spent on us to fly out there and the googling that took place over us during interviews, they decided to go with another candidate that WASN'T a new grad - nice. Hey, it was a free trip, right?
I've decided that like the famous sentiment on making money, in the job market you need experience to get experience. For Steven's job market, that's true everywhere in the country BUT H*! So, we decided that come March 1, we stop looking for jobs elsewhere - with the intention of trying to move a little closer to family - and take that: great pay, great experience, career boosting job in the medical center in a city where the cost of living is better than nearly everywhere in the country. I know it sounds like stupidity that we're moving away from a place that sounds so great - especially since I'm pregnant and we already have a great OB/Gyn here. It's just that we've been looking forward to a new scene for our family. Since we began our grad school experience here, we knew this was a temporary stop for our family. I think it's just in our heads that a move to a new city is the obvious next step.If H* continues to be our home, we'll see if a move only a mere few miles away (we'll have to move into a house before the next one is born) will bring that new-scene feeling to us . I get the feeling that come August, it won't. But while "weather amnesia" (what happens in H* during winter) is in effect, I'm okay with the thoughts of staying.

12 comments:

Natalie* said...

glad to hear what's going on - y'all have been on so many people's minds. weather amnesia - amen - but aren't these near-70* February days swell? :D

Emma said...

We are glad you are sticking around for a little longer. But I know how you feel. I think we are ready for a change and to be closer to home! We wish you the best of luck!

Audra said...

What's meant to be is meant to be. That's what happened to us to and it wasn't so bad. It will be very nice to get into a new place. That will make a big difference, don't you think? I'm also a little bias cause then we could maybe swing by H* town and see ya again!

Tara said...

Sorry about Oregon, but you're right--a free trip is a free trip! And I sure want you to stay, so I'm pretty happy about Oregon actually!

Leslie said...

you ought to move down here to MC (ask Natalie about it). It's so nice, we love it. it's VERY different from H-town. suburbs, kids riding bikes, fun swimming pools, good schools, i could go on and on . . .! feel free to come down and visit, we'd love to have new neighbors!

Melissa said...

One of the huge temptations to stay here is the awesome low cost of living... Go get yourselves a nice house with lots of a/c and grass with sprinklers! Good luck to you-- I know the frustration you feel in wanting to live by family but not being able to at the moment... Hang in there!

Lori said...

I am glad to hear the update. I am sorry Oregon didn't work out. I would love it if you stay in H* longer though because then I have a better chance of coming back and seeing you!

Anonymous said...

Mindles, I love you and I am so glad that ya'll are staying in Houston!

Terica said...

So happy to hear what is going on. Just out of curiosity, have you tried STL yet? j/k Well hope you find an awesome house and love your new adventure that way.
Terica

bumsky77 said...

I am crossing my fingers for you guys!
Bonnie

Ruth said...

We only want you to be happy and we will visit you wherever you land!!! This is such a difficult and challenging time in your life, but as we said to the boys, "there is life after high school." Which means, there is life after this challenge. We only want to be there to help and support and love our precious Houston group! Love, Grandma Ruth

Angela said...

Sorry that Oregon didn't work out, but I'm glad you might be staying!H* is a great place to be too for all the reasons you listed and more. I'd love to have you come up and check out our neck of the woods too! Our doors are open any time!

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