Sunday, August 15, 2010

Success!

Finally we have some news so we can update the blog!

Our trip to Loma Linda proved to be successful. Jon got a job as a tutor- they have specifically requested that he work with students in AP classes and in SAT prep. His main demographic will be high school students but he may work with younger ones for things like basic math.

We are excited about this job opportunity and we think Jon will do well with this particular company. Jon wont be starting out at 40 hours a week- he has to build up his clientèle, but it is possible for him to get up to 40 hours a week. We are planning on "feeling out" the job to decide if he should get a full time job and do this on the side, or work to build up hours with this company.

Either way- we are excited!

While down in Loma Linda we were also able to go apartment hunting. And a-hunting we went. All day long. It took us a couple of days to get a feel for the area and the prices, but I am glad we took our time. I truly feel like I know the area now and can find my way to campus... which will probably be important. Also, we found a great apartment for a fair price. I am so so so excited to have our own place again and make it home.

Here are the perks of our new place:
-it is 3 miles from campus and there are bike paths all around for transportation
-it is right across the street from the behavioral health building where I will be spending much of my time
-the apartment complex borders a 550 acre park that we will have access too (yay!)
-our apartment has a large patio area where I plan on having an outdoor table and chairs
-our specific apartment is right next to a grassy area and one of the pools
-we have a dishwasher and a washer and dryer (hallelujah!)

Needless to say, we've been looking forward to this.

We have had an excellent time at home this last little while and I am not looking forward to leaving our families. It has been great to be so close to the ones we love, sharing so much of our lives together, etc. But I know new adventures await and I know we are making the right move.

We officially move into our new home on August 25th and Jon will start his job shortly thereafter.

4 comments:

T-Ray said...

Congrats on the new job and starting a new adventure in life.

Melissa F said...

I have a feeling your apartment is going to look so cute! :) You better post pictures!!

Amber said...

so happy that things are going well for you. Sounds like you moved to a beautiful area. Thanks for the updates and enjoy school!

jamie hixon said...

Oooh, that all sounds exciting!