Monday, August 15, 2011

The Fast Lane

When things happen, they sure can happen FAST!  This time last week, I was thinking through my options for the next few weeks, considering taking another intensive French class, Tango lessons, painting more, and investigating possible contracts.  Then, my first-choice activity, a contract to work for a few months, seemed to be more definite.  Then, it was!  And things started hopping :-)

August:
  • 10 Wednesday:  The contract looked promising; reserved airline ticket, good for 24 hrs (got the last non-red-eye flight)
  • 11 Thursday:  We reached an agreement; the new company started the ball rolling; I bought the airline ticket
  • 12 Friday:  The contracting agency contacted me and sent forms; I started collecting info
  • 13 Saturday:  I filled in and printed forms;  went out to dinner to celebrate :-)
  • 14 Sunday:  Completed/confirmed forms, faxed to contracting agency (17 pages!)
  • 15 Monday:  Confirmed contracting agency received documents; asked follow-up questions, completed application
  • 16 Tuesday:  Breathe, pack, take final Tango lesson :-(
  • 17 Wednesday:  Fly to California
  • 18 Thursday:  Take drug test
  • 19 Friday:  Test results known (earliest possible date)
  • 20 Saturday:  Visit, pack
  • 21 Sunday through Wednesday:  Drive to Iowa (3,000 kilometers)
  • 25 Thursday:  Start work
Yeah, it's a little complicated...

9 comments:

Jen said...

WOW! WOW, WOW, WOW! And Rick?
Congrats Julie, wishing you all the luck in the world. Hope this new adventure satisfies your needs and desires. :)

stanhopi said...

Far be it for me to suggest that it is anything more than coincidence that you are leaving the country on the day following my arrival... (so I won't!)

...but best of luck with your sudden and serendipitous engineering project.

Cheers!

Paul
==

Julie said...

;-) and it was quite difficult getting that flight! I'll have to keep better track of your movements, Paul!

Diana said...

For Pete's sake! You are amazing, Julie. I am so impressed with that schedule you posted.

Don't forget about us here and keep us up-to-date on your activities.

Julie said...

:-)

puravida said...

Your paintings are beautiful and good luck with your future endeavors.

Costa Rica, like Hemingway said of Paris, is a moveable feast. It will be waiting for you when you return.

Nadine
Happier Than A Billionaire

Julie said...

Thanks PV! I'm counting the days till I see Rick again :-)

Costa Rica Condos said...

Great paintings work by you,it is really beautiful and good luck for future and get to see something more like this.I am Costa Rica Condos Expert,some how not interested in painting but your work really impressed me....

Julie said...

thanks CRC! Sorry to take so long in posting - life certainly interfered there :-)
Am back home now, living the Pura Vida!