Events (things) tend to come in threes, don't they? Take these three recent events:
Exhibit A - chipped Batman cup. My favorite drinking mug! It was given to me as a birthday present from Lotte and Fina, o' so many years ago. It's still usable, but my heart still sinks every time I see the chip.
Exhibit B - A nail in tire. Ouch! This nail is in Farrah's front passenger-side tire. I heard the moment it made impact while driving around town. The tires are fairly new, which makes this more difficult to take.
Exhibit C - My dented laptop. I dropped the PowerBook. Yep, it slipped out of my hands. It didn't hit the carpet, but the 1 1/2 inch wide metal leg of my desk. The accident also has caused the battery to not sit properly. The damage appears to be more cosmetic then anything else - which garners a big sigh of relief. But the PowerBook is only several month old!!!
There must be some good news around the corner, right?
Well, good news can come in groups of three as well. I had been having a drought on interviews lately. But within a week I received one lead from a friend and I also received a response to a submitted application. Score two for the good side!
Both opportunities yielded first and second round interviews. Yes! It does get better. This past Monday I received a verbal offer! It looks like I'll be starting a new job some time next week. I am very excited and very happy this opportunity.
I wanted to thank everyone for their support, encouragement, and the leads they provided me through these months of ... inactivity. I know we've all been there one time or another. But If i had to characterize this break I'd have to say it was the most pleasant one I have had away from the workforce.