Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lots of changes.

Life has gotten complicated and busy!

In late June I moved from Canada back to Texas. Hubby will come later once we get his immigration started and completed. That is the most frustrating thing at the moment. I feel like the government tries to make it as confusing and complicated as it can. However, we will get it handled one way or another.

For now I am staying at my Dad & Stepmother's house. You never realize how much you like your own place until you move in with others. It is not that they aren't welcoming, they are very much so, but when you are used to doing things your own way in your own place it is hard to go into someone else's house where they do things a bit differently, okay a whole lot differently and feel totally 100% at home and comfy. Not to mention we don't really know each other that well, that adds in a different element as well.


When I first arrived I started in on the job hunt. I applied everywhere almost and the response was always the same. "Thanks, but no thanks." I guess my years out of the working world were going against me. Soooo I was becoming quite frustrated. Then my dad came home and talked to me about this job he had heard about kinda where he works. Dif office building but same "company" basically. The catch is I have to study computer techy stuff, specifically A+ certification stuff. It is a help desk job for military techs. I don't have to be the one to go and fix the computers, I would just have to take incoming calls and make "tickets" to send to the different tech groups. I need to know enough to know how to direct the issues to the right group and to assist with some basic computer related issues.

I have been studying for a month I think. My head is swimming with geek squad like stuff. LOL But I am finding I like it very much. I have even done some minor stuff on my own computer. The pay and benefits for this job are really great. Once I finish studying I have to take a certification exam. Once I pass that I can apply for this job.


The other major event going on is my surgery. I am about to go through a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy which is weight loss surgery. It is a major step but with my health issues losing weight successfully has become extremely problematic. My dad had gastric bypass 5 years ago and has done really really well. He has been great support for me, answers all my questions, encourages me to do lots of research etc. If all goes well this week then more than likely my surgery will be early next week. I only have one more thing to do before the surgery and that will be easy. I have already been on the pre-op liquid protein diet for 2 weeks and have lost 23 lbs.


The last thing to mention is that this past Saturday (Oct 15th), my son, the one I gave up for adoption when he was born, turned 18. I have been waiting for this day since I handed him to the adoptive parents. I realize that it doesn't mean he will contact me this very second but the records are now open to him and whenever he chooses he can find out about me and decide when/if he would like to contact me. This excites and frightens me.

As you can see there is so much going on. It is hard to wrap my head around it all but I do feel like the future is filled with good things.

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