Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tyler's Job and other updates



So, we've pretty much decided that we're going to move to Tucson. Tyler has an offer from a company named Paragon (featured in Popular Science, above). The company specializes in environmental systems, namely, helping people breathe in places where people usually have trouble breathing like, in space or underwater. The article is about this diving suit they created to be able to dive into chemical spills or other hostile environments. Tyler would be working on the environmental system for the new Orion space shuttle. Tyler just told me he'd be working on the Orion mission. I said what's that and he said it's like Gemini. I said what's that and he asked if I'd heard of NASA. I thought that was a bit much.

He told them he could start the second week in July, which seems really soon. I'm done with school, at least the school part. I have to take (and pass) the NCLEX, which is the state nursing license exam. This should happen sometime in the next three weeks (hopefully). I'm not terribly worried because I'm good at taking tests and have been scoring fairly well on the practice exams. And for only $200 dollars a try, you can take it as many times as you want. I applied to some jobs in Tucson, but I'm not pursuing anything very aggressively. I want to work a little, maybe one shift a week, but I don't want to push anything what with the move and the new baby coming.

On that note, everyone asks me how I'm feeling. My book on surviving hard pregnancies tells me that I should remain optimistic, so let's just say after throwing up eight times before 10:00 yesterday while at work, I paid a little trip to the OB unit and looked at all the little babies to remind me that this is really what I wanted and that this too will pass.

Our party is still on for June 21st. We're going to have a corn feed at Port San Luis and last night, I had a dream that we played Bocce ball, and it was fun, so we'll probably do that too. Tyler is worried that there won't be enough chairs for everyone, so I'm letting you know early that it's BYOC.

10 comments:

Myriah said...

"ever heard of NASA?"

jeez...

Ever heard of lame, Tyler?

krissiecook said...

I think it's awesome that Tyler's working on the Orion mission. I definitely know what that is. (I also know about the Gemini program.) And I say, that's super kewl! I'm more than a little jealous, and may have to visit Tucson in order to get some sweet insider info on the project. (And it would make the rest of my planetarium colleagues very jealous.)

Allison said...

I think the NASA comment was a bit much Tyler. Not everyone knows all that spacy stuff. Some of us just refer to it as that big black sky with twinkly lights.

Macon Family said...

Congrats on the new job and moving over to Tucson, that'll be a fun change. Get feeling better with the new tike as well and Good Luck with your tests!

robbie said...

As long as Tyler does not have to test the Sewage Suit then the job sounds great. It's exciting to start out in a place that is affordable, and Tuscon is an interesting city. Good luck!!

Steph said...

As long as it is something tyler is happy to do every day, i say it is a good job. and affordable housing is a definite bonus.

Ben+Rileigh=Jocelyn said...

I thought it was funny... not that I had heard of either of those things myself, I just think it is perfect that Amanda married someone with such great comedic timing. Yay you got a job! You get to grow up and have a real house with a washer and dryer and it's Arizona so probably a pool!

Anne & Aaron said...

I noticed in the second picture that that particular suit cost 1.2 million dollars to develop. How much of that is Tyler's cut??? As a side note- i'm glad you guys have decided on your new place to live, but sad its not closer to us. See you guys on the 21.

A.Calder said...

I read that article.

The Bishops said...

Hi Amanda! We just moved from Tucson, you will love it there! I miss it already! If you have any questions, please please email me-I would be happy to help in any way I can. rachael.n.bishop@gmail.com

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