Monday, April 18, 2011

Ch-ch-ch- changes....

Since it's all "official" now with both old and new employers/customers/friends/family... I can share that Furry Husband took a new job and started today.  It's been a little funny at our place because while he was in negotiations for the new job, he was also having to sell his devoted little wifey (that's me) on the new position.

It's a little scary to have him change jobs - his income and my income are both very needed to maintain our funny little lifestyle.  We don't need a bunch to keep us happy... but we do have many little and not so little furry mouths to feed, a mortgage to pay, and things in our life I'd rather not give up.

Being the "Super Salesman" he is, he set up a very good case complete with factual documentation about gas prices (he'll be driving probably 200 miles or more less per week), salary history to show me the new job's offer was within what we've been living on along with other benefits.  

He won me over.  

Probably inevitable that he would cuz when he's happy I'm happy - but it was stressful and negotiations went on for awhile.  Trust me, I had many zits pop up in the last month from stress.  Big change is just hard.  Goats don't like it, horses don't like it, dogs don't like it, I don't think cats like it either... suffice it to say us hoo-mans struggle with it as well.

He called today to let me know part of his new job as a wine buyer for the 7th largest liquor store in the state is that we'll "have" to attend wine dinners paid for by his new employer. 

Sigh.  Guess I'll "take one for the team" this Wednesday night with him at our first wine dinner.....  

*wink and saucy grin


5 comments:

Kelley said...

YAY!!! Change is hard, but soon change will be "normal" and you'll never know how you lived any other way. : ) Congrats to Furry Husband!!!!!!

Laura Crum said...

Gee, Shanster, I wish my husband's job involved mandatory wine dinners. I'm jealous.

DebH said...

well sounds like a nice change for sure! Congratulations and enjoy those trials and tribulations of that new job...They sound fantastic!! You'll make the best of it I'm sure.(wink) Way to go on the changes..its pretty tough to change patterns. This one sounds like a winner!!

Shanster said...

Kelley - I know you are right. He'll get home 1.5 or 2 hrs after me - but that gives me time for a ride before he gets home right? See? Already puttin a positive spin on it... grin.

Laura - I'll raise my glass to you tomorrow night... cheers!

DebH - yes, some adjusting but I'm flexible and as long as he keeps me plied with wine, I'm happy! heh, heh.

mommyrides said...

Congrats to Furry Husband and to you for being willing to go with it!!! Enjoy the wine dinners you deserve it!!!