Friday, July 20, 2007

Rain, Traffic and an Interview

Okay. I promised to write about the interview. It was a very stressful morning! The interview went great and it looks almost 100% sure that Travis is in. He's supposed to get the official feedback very soon, but they pretty much told him that he is in the training program effective immediately. That's the good news, but let me tell you the story leading up to the interveiw. We woke up very early Wednesday morning to the sound of rain. We live in Seattle-no big whoop, right? Apparently, people who live in Seattle forget very easily that it rains here and they all get really weird when they drive in the rain. Travis checked the traffic before we left (which was 1 1/2 hours before the interview was to start. The interview was a 40 minute drive away.) The freeways were a mess! So, we decided to take all of our little side roads that we know and snake our way up there. We did, after all, have more than twice the time that we needed to get there. Well, it took us 40 minutes to get out of the very town we live in! A typical drive to Seattle will take us about 20 minutes to drive, but it took us 1 hour and 40minutes! Once we knew we were going to be late, Travis called and told them. They were impressed that he called. It took us 2 hours to get there! We ended up getting onto the freeway in the end and after we got through the city the traffic got better, but it was the worst we have ever seen! We decided that moving out to a nice little podunk town in Kansas doesn't sound too bad.

Like I said, the interview seemed to go very well. They gave every indication that they intended to promote Travis after his training. This is good news. The training program is 12 weeks long. He will do his regular duties at his store and 4 hours of training per week. After the 12 weeks he will do some training in a different store for however long they feel he needs it. Then we just wait until an Executive position opens up for him.

We want to thank everyone who has supported us through all of this. We deeply appreciate the prayers and supportive comments from everyone. We know that we wouldn't have gotten this far without the Lord's help and we appreciate everyone putting in a good word for us. (o:

After the interview we headed over to Travis's parents house where she made us a lovely celebratory dinner. Travis passed out on the couch for an hour. I think between not sleeping much the night before (who has ever slept well before a big interview?) and that terrible traffic, the poor guy was exhausted. Needless to say it turned out to be a pretty great day!

1 comment:

Shauna said...

I'm so glad that the interview went well, even if traffic was a nightmare. If you want to find Jason's blog, just click on his name in the comments section (see how it's in blue?) That brings up his profile and at the bottom of that is a link to his blog. I've learned these things being married to a computer geek! :) Love you lots.