To get caught up, here is Part 1 and Part 2.
After the Kentucky job didn't pan out and the Texas job began to look unlikely, I went online again and discovered job postings for 2 jobs in Chattanooga.
David and I have wanted to live in Chattanooga for years and years. It really is our dream location. We much prefer mountains to beaches, it's just the right distance from our parents, lots to do there, etc. So we both nearly had fits when I made this discovery. Needless to say, we applied for both jobs that night. (This also involved a God moment. It would be pretty convoluted to explain, but suffice it to say that He was watching over us. As always.)
The next morning, David got an e-mail response from one of the jobs. The man indicated that some key people were on vacation but that there would be "a great deal of interest" in David. So I began to learn the words to Chattanooga Choo Choo (What? You think I'm kidding??) and mentally moved there.
One humbling realization from this Summer: other people really aren't in a big hurry to make hiring decisions. Nevertheless, eventually a lunch meeting was scheduled.
For my kids, the 4th week of July was Cousins Camp. For us it was The Week of Many Miles and Many Interviews. We dropped the kids off in north Alabama on Sunday night, and Monday made our way to Chattanooga in time for the lunch appointment. It went very well. We were convinced that finally (after literally driving through Chattanooga during two moves) we were going to get to move there. But just in case, we continued on.
David had an interview in North Carolina on Wednesday, so we drove and drove and drove. That interview was disappointing for a number of reasons, but that was OK because we were moving to Chattanooga.
But just in case, David called a guy in Birmingham whom he had heard was hiring.
Wait a minute - Birmingham? How did that get on the list of possible jobs?
To be continued...
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