Saturday, March 24, 2012

Celebrating Quietly

After a four and a half year hiatus, my wife got her job back with the good old Umbrella Corporation and will be coming back to work here in Raccoon City again! Yeah!

I am stoked beyond all repair. Even though she is doing a pretty good thing with her online scrapbooking stuff, it will be great to have that extra paycheck coming in every two weeks. And I'll get to drop that $300.00 a month I was paying to keep her on my insurance.

And even more than just the money, it was something that she really wanted to do and it was making her sad and angry when things weren't happening. But she worked her butt off and got it done and was very very happy when she passed the physical and they said she could come back.

I was so happy I could have toted her off and married her all over again.

Anyway, that's my great news for the day. She gets to come back next week for "job shadowing" which is supposed to show the new hires what working in a prison is all about. But she already knows all of that so i guess she'll just be hanging out getting reacquainted with old friends.

The week after that she starts the Academy again. Since it's been over a year she has to go through all six (?) weeks of that all over again. Most of those classes are going to be exactly the same as they were the first time, nine years ago. Wheee...

I don't envy her that.

But hey! My baby's back at work! Whoo hoo!

On a lighter note (grin), Saturday is going to be National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, World Tuberculosis Day and the National Day of Unplugging.

What?!? Unplug what? I don't think so....


  1. I left a comment here about Unplugging TB patients and my wife and I working together at Denny's years ago. But my phone was being a jerk.

    1. Bryan- Are we really better off with those phones in our lives? Apparently not.

  2. While I was working at my last job before I retired, Cliff said the most beautiful sight each day was looking at my backside as I went out the door to work.

    1. Donna- I would get a swat upside the head for saying something like that, even in jest. And I frequently do.

  3. Great energy you've got bouncing off the page here!
    Congrats to you lovely wife for finding her way back to the "Umbrella Corp" (as you call it).

    Is this where you two met? (I may have missed this somewhere)

    And...what's stopping you from "totting her off and marrying her again" - sounds like a romantic idea...

    I wish her an easy return and hopefully those first six weeks fly by!!

    Smiles and hugs to both of you...this is such an upbeat and happy post! Love it!!!


    1. Jenny- Just seeing the smile on her face was quite a reward. But no, we actually met when we were in the military in Colorado. Can't say it hasn't been rocky a few times, but we have persevered.

  4. I thought I seen her in the Control Center yesterday! Now I know I wasn't crazy, it really was her!! Haha good deal. Good to hear. Also, great story over on the FCC Story page.

  5. Good for the both of you! Getting a job in this economy is no small feat. Will Miz Rev be interacting with the guests or will she have an office type job?

  6. Ok, I'm late reading and replying, but I have been busy. Yep, T.J., that was me. And Joe, I will be right in there with the guests, just like I was before.