So, my husband got a new job.
If you've been reading for a while you'll remember that I just said he got a new job about 7 months ago, and he did. And it was a good job . . . but I have never seen Derek so stressed out about work. The environment of that job was just very stressful, so much so that it started give Derek stomach problems. He went to the doctor and confirmed that it was stress-related, and it didn't surprise me, because a few other people in the office had health problems that were also potentially stress-related.
It was just not good, so before his six-month trial period came up I encouraged him to see if he could find something else. We prayed that if the Lord had something better for our family that He would work it out.
Derek ended up getting in contact with his old auditor, and he got a job with them! He started this past Monday.
The thing about this job is that since he'll be an auditor for different cities, he has to travel around quite a bit. The year is broken up into 3 month increments - alternating between working from home for 3 months, then out on the road for 3 months. So for 6 months of the year Derek will be gone during the week.
The good thing is that he'll be home every weekend during those three months, and then during the next three months he'll be home almost all the time since he'll be working from home for three months! So while the six months that he's gone will be rough the six months that he's home we'll get to see him a lot more.
It's going to be a big change for our family. I'll be doing everything around here during the week while he's gone. I admit, I'm a bit nervous for the next three-month period when I have to do this alone during the week with two kids, and I'm worried it'll get a little lonely around here for me in the evenings. But then I think of all those military wives who go a full year at a time without having their husbands home, and I think that this setup can't be that bad!
Overall I think this will be a good thing for our family, and it's a good career move for Derek, so I'm excited about it.
Now just to get high-speed internet so we can do FaceTime when he's gone!