I doubt anyone still reads this neglected blog, but here goes, anyway...
The past few months have revolved around one goal: Find Shane a job. He's been "under-employed" for about two years. We've sent out no fewer than 300 resumes to companies in every corner of the country and world-wide, too. And, no. That is NOT an exaggeration, if anything, it's an extremely modest estimate. So, anyhow, after sending out so many resumes, you would think that a highly qualified, highly educated professional such as Shane would be lining up the interviews left and right. But no. Civil Engineering is one of the hardest hit industries in this economy. It's the work that gets done months or years before building begins. And nothing is being built, and what little is, is being built with engineering that was completed years ago and put on hold. So, all those hundreds of resumes got him what?! NOT ONE INTERVIEW.
About six months ago we started thinking about Afghanistan. It's a long story, and I'm not going to write it here, at least not today. Afghanistan is one of the few places in the world where building is going on, or I should say, re-building. Getting work there with the Army Corps of Engineers is no simple task, it takes months of hard work and diligence, but finally, about 6 weeks ago, Shane was offered a position to begin May 9, Mother's Day.
Blogging has taken a back-burner to job-finding, but now that Shane is away and we won't get to talk every day or see him for months on end, blogging is taking a front burner again. It's time to document our lives for posterity, but for now, it's for Daddy. Expect a comeback! :)