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.