Friday, September 30, 2011

#109 - A Look Back

Now that September has drawn to a close, I have a moment to step back and take a breath. This has been a busy month in a lot of ways.

On the plus side, we managed to get out twice with our trailer in September, once over Labor Day weekend and once more a couple of weekends later. For most people, Labor Day brings an end to the camping/RV season, but I think we still have a lot of outings to squeeze in between now and the end of the year. We have one outing planned and have talked about at least two more, so I think we'll be getting out some more as long as our schedules and work allow.

Speaking of work, September was very busy and also brought a few surprises. I had a lot of changes to make, which I got in thanks to an 11-day stretch after returning from my holiday weekend. Then, of course, there were changes to the changes, a number of them last minute.

Teresa, though, was responsible for the biggest change of all. For some time, she's been concerned about the future of her position, but she's been prepared to ride it out to the end. But then a co-worker told her that one of the local hospitals might be looking for someone with her experience.

She talked to them, they rewrote the position a bit to better fit her skills, and the job was hers. Okay, maybe it wasn't as easy as that. The money is a little less, and there may be occasional challenges in caring for our son in the afternoons (her current position offers some flexibility to work from home), but we're convinced we can make it work.

In addition, the new position offers Teresa some new challenges and opportunities for growth that she's looking forward to. Plus, we've gotten some new leads on some resources for helping us take care of our son.

All in all, this has been one of the more eventful months we've had. For the most part, those events have been positive, even the one where our dog got out of the back yard (he actually came back when called - we weren't sure he would). October has a tough act to follow.