Thursday, May 20, 2010

Our Prayers Have Been Answered!!!!

This time it's for real! A few weeks ago (like 3 tomorrow) Cody had an interview with a company called Solar Turbines. It's a company based here in San Diego and he would be a Field Service Representative for them. He had a phone interview, then a face-to-face interview with 3 people. After that interview another F.S.R. took him on a tour of the building and told him it would be about 2 to 3 months until we heard back.

The waiting began!

Everyone has been so wonderful, praying and praying that he'll get a job soon. It definitely didn't take 2 or 3 months! Today he got an email saying he had been offered the job! What a blessing!!!

He is contracted into staying with the job for the first 3 years, and after that he can decide if he wants to stay or not. He will be servicing, installing, and overhauling giant turbine engines used for power generation or in the oil industry. It has nothing to do with anything solar. They just got the name from the fact that fossil fuels come from plants and animals which live because of the sun. So it's indirectly related. The first year is mostly training on how to do the servicing and stuff, and he'll be traveling. A lot.

The first month of his job (he starts June 28 btw) he'll be here in San Diego. Then months 2-6 will be in Texas. And the girls and I can't go with him.

Major bummer.

I need to keep reminding myself of how much of a blessing this is! But that part does make me pretty sad.

After month 6, he gets to come back to San Diego for the last 6 months. The second and third years he's assigned to one part of the country that covers a big area (ex. if he's assigned to "Anaheim" that could actually be anywhere in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, or Arizona. He would just be assigned a spot and get to stay there, though, so we wouldn't be moving in the 2 or 3 year.)

We don't know where he'll be assigned until later...I'm assuming when he gets closer to starting the second year. However, we do get to put in our top 3 picks with HR so we'll see what happens! I told him today I want our picks to be Chicago, SLC and Anaheim (not necesarrily in that order! I'd loovvvvvvvve to live in UT).

Anyway, that's the exciting news!!!! I'm so proud of him and so excited that this is happening. Thank you, THANK YOU to all of you who have offered prayers and support and so much for us and on our behalf. We feel so blessed and know our prayers (and all of yours!) have definitely been answered. We're so blessed!


Grandma Nell said...

I am so thrilled that this is actually for real!!! :) I looked online at this company and saw that they have places in Chicago, Salt Lake and even Indiana and Ohio, I think! So I'm now going to hope that you will live close to us at some point!! :) It's time we got to have family close by again! Why did everyone move away from us anyway? Congrats to Cody and Stacey for this new opportunity!

Gena said...

Congrats! That is SUCH a blessing. I am so glad for you guys. You're right, that time away will be so hard, but thank goodness for the conveniences of modern technology - cell phones, e-mail, Web chat (this is what my mom and I always tell ourselves). And hopefully it will go by quickly for you all. I can't wait to see where you end up! Happy day!!

erin said...

congrats to cody!!!

derek and michelle said...

Congrats!!! Thats so exciting.

Meeker home said...

What wonderful news! I'm sooo deligthed for you. Any chance you could move to Boise?

Ash Kelley said...

Congratulations! That's awesome guys!!! What part of texas is he going too???

jonandalicia said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys. I am sure it will be a little difficult with him traveling, but it will all be worth it in the end. I really miss you guys! Good luck with the new job!

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