22 March 2007

Six Months!

Today is Andrew’s and my six-month anniversary, and it has been a wonderful day! We found out last night for sure that we have a signed contract on the new flat, so we’re officially moving! I’ve already started packing boxes this morning.
Also, I GOT A JOB TODAY! After so many grueling months of interviewing, searching, and interviewing and searching some more, today I was finally offered a position. It’s a contract position for six months, but they would like to eventually make it a permanent position, which means there’s hope of staying on after. The salary is great, and I’ll be making twice as much as I would be making in the States because I’ll be paid in pounds. I’ll be working for The Law Society, where I interviewed yesterday. It was so strange because I thought that I’d have to be asked back for a second interview, but no, my agent called this morning and just offered me the position! How exciting! I start on Tuesday morning at 9:30, and I can’t wait!

So this morning, I was able to call Andrew and tell him. I’ll relay the conversation to you because it was kind of funny. When I called, I hadn’t thought of how I would tell him, so I kind of panicked when the phone began to ring, thinking that I should have thought of some creative, funny way to tell him. When he answered, I said, very calmly, “I have some good news.”

“Okay, what?” he asked, nervously.

“I just accepted a position with The Law Society,” I replied, apparently sounding like I was crying, I found out later.

“Oh, my gosh,” said Andrew, “Oh, my gosh. I mean… Oh, my gosh,” he continued in disbelief. “Wow!”

“Does this mean I don’t have to cook tonight?” I asked.

Later that morning, I called all my job agents to let them know that I found a position, and then I called our estate agents to let them know that we found a home! It was so great and relieving to make those phone calls after all this time and worry!

Andrew arrived tonight to find me sitting on the couch all dressed and ready to go out for dinner. We opened a bottle of champagne that we had been saving and had a toast to my new job, and we gave Savannah and Hadley some rawhide bones that I had brought from the States and had been saving for the occasion. We all enjoyed our treats; Andrew changed clothes, and we went for our celebratory dinner at The Big Easy, a New Orleans-themed restaurant on the King’s Road. We had margaritas, fried calamari, and king crab’s legs, and it was so good!

The past six months have really flown by for us. It’s still kind of hard for me to believe that we’re married and living in London. It’s been a fabulous ride, and as this week has proven, it’s only going to get better from here!

Happy six-month anniversary, Andrew! I love you!


Lauren said...

Congratulations!!!! On everything. I know the job and apartment search was hard, but now you have both, woo hoo! And I LOVE the pictures!

andrea said...

congratulations, that is exciting news! it is always good when things fall into place...and at twice the salary!

Ginny said...

Congratulations!!! (again)...Both on the wonderful job and an awesome six months!!!

It was great to hear from you guys the other night. It really made my birthday.

All My Love & Then Some,