22 Dec. 2007


Hubby has accepted the position in south east (I wrote west in my last post) Victoria in an area called refered to as Gippsland. Here is a link to the local government site that covers the town that we are moving to http://www.egipps.vic.gov.au/, if you have time have a look around, it is a lovely area.

Dee asked if we had a preference for areas of Hubby's jobs. The other position would have put us both closer to our parents but in a smaller town, around the same size as we are currently in population of 8000. We would have still had the problem of Luke having to travel about an hour by bus to get to a school that we would have been happy for him to go to. But with our Gippsland choice the population of our town is 12000, and the schools have been chosen and the children enrolled, and both schools are next to one another and in town. Currently, we are around two hours away from both of our parents and the move will make it around five hours. Ideally I would like to be closer to my parents, Dad will be 77 in January, but we feel that we need to base our decisions on our own family needs.

I have been stitching but I may not be able to post very often with having to pack. DH is starting his new job on the 14th of January and my last day of work here is the 17th. So now it is me looking for a job, hopefully I can get one with the same bank. My area manager is doing some ground work for me, he is not obligated to but feels that since I started back not so long ago he would like me not to have any further leave without pay. We will see what happens after Monday when I'll be having a phone conference with my own manager and the area HR manager.

I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year.
Travel safely if you are travelling during the festivities, but most of all don't forget to have fun and enjoy the time spent with loved ones.

Love and Hugs


Anna van Schurman said...

It seems like you got a pretty good Christmas present there! I hope your current employer is able to relocate you. I was out of work for 8 months when we moved for the dude's job. Lots of stitching time but, well, you know it's no fun. Happy Christmas!

Marita said...

Congratulations on the job.

Crossing fingers for a safe and painless move.

Tannia said...

Must be the season for new jobs Joanne :) I start my new one on the 2nd Jan 08!

Gippsland is VERY close to me - lots of stitching afternoons in our future I hope :)

Blessings for a lovely Christmas :)

As an aisde - the security letts for this comment are sodark which is exactly how it is at my place at the moment - storms still brweing! (Only the second time I've ever had real words for the code)


Karoline said...

Congratulations on DH's new job, I hope you can get a transfer without too much hassle.

Have a lovely Christmas and a painless move

Carla said...

Congratulations!! I'm very happy for you :)
Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I hope the move goes smoothly and you get settled in nicely.

Merry Christmas to you too!

And...to answer your question. Steve had purchased the pepper seeds last year after reading about them online. Then he saw the video on television during a football game we were watching. So, YES .. he knew what he was getting in to. ROFL

KaLu said...

congratulations to you and hubby on the new job! these are great news!!

Cheryl said...

Congrats to your DH. Sounds like you'll have a busy time ahead. Wishing you all the best with your move. Happy Christmas!

Carol said...

Congratulations - and Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Joanne and Merry Christmas!

Anita said...

Merry christmas and happy holiday. Great news about your DH new job, have a smooth move. Take care.

Gina E. said...

Great news Joanne - your husband must be so relieved. I know when Ken was out of work for a year, he was very depressed until something turned up. It's a good start to 2008 - best wishes to you and hubby and kids as well, in your new 'life' in Gippsland.

Barbara said...

Congratulations with the new job - and best of luck with the move. I sympathize with your difficult decision regarding moving further, rather than closer, to your parents, but I agree that you have to make your decision based on what's best for your own family. Good luck to all!

Von said...

Happy Holidays, Joanne!

My hearty congratulations on dh's new job! Good luck with all the packing and adjustments you all must make. :D

Anonymous said...

Great news to hear DH has got a job confirmed - fingers crossed the move goes smoothly and painlessly for you. Just wanted to drop by to wish you all the very best for the rest of the festive season - may 2008 be full of peace, love and happiness and everything that you heart desires! :D

tkdchick said...

A HUGE congrats to your hubby on getting the job!!! I know he's put a lot of work in to get to this point and a lot of thought!

I hope you were able to enjoy the Christmas season!

Sparkley Stitches said...

Yahoo - good news - hope Santa was kind and that everything is going smoothly.

I look forward to hearing your news.


nutmeg5 said...

I hope the move goes smoothly, and that you get a new job soon. And also congratulations on your DT finish There's No Place Like Home. It is truly beautiful.

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch