Saturday, September 12, 2009

A New Start...

Back when we lived in NY and the kids were young, we had friends who had a little place in southern Vermont. We would borrow it a few times a year and head up for some rest and relaxation. It was heaven. As Andrew was beginning his job search when he graduated from college, he kept looking in the Philadelphia area. There was NOTHING available. Earlier this month he decided that, with snowboarding season coming, what he'd REALLY like to do would be to find a job in Vermont. He started looking on Craigslist and found a few positions to apply for. There was one in particular that just seemed to suit him.
He sent his resume, got a call back and it seemed like it might be a good fit, so I suggested he go up there to visit. He did that last week and things went well...he was invited back for an interview on Thursday. Another 6 hour drive found him back in Vermont on Wednesday, he interviewed on Thursday and they invited him back on Friday morning and offered him the job. Of course he accepted, then went to look for an apartment. He was worried he wouldn't find anything, but I told him that since he decided to look in Vermont, everything has fallen into place...if it was meant to be, he'd find an apartment too. An hour later, he had an apartment lined up! Talk about karma! So he'll be living in this little town...

With this lake down the road...



At the base of Okemo Mountain, right on the shuttle line to the mountain...perfect! I just love it when everything works out!

It will be Andrew and his dog Max, starting a new life in one of my favorite places. I'm so excited for him...and for me because now I have an excuse to go to Vermont!

10 comments:

furiousBall said...

that's awesome, tell Andrew congrats from his MafiaWars family. ;-)

amy said...

I'm jealous. I love Vermont. In my alternate life, I am raising sheep on a farm in Vermont. Except I don't know what I do during the winters, since I hate feet upon feet of snow. ;)

Congratulations, Andrew! And good luck!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a fabulous story - we're in the middle of "waiting for things to work out" so this encourages me.

Laurie said...

OOh!! how lovely we took a holiday in Vermont in the fall many years ago and I just fell in love.
I really must go back some time I hope to plan a return trip to USA staying as long as it takes to see every thing and every one I want to again
I hope all works out well for Andrew

Screen Door said...

And they all lived happily ever after..... my kind of story. Have you googled quilt shops for your visit? ;)

tami said...

Congratulations to him! Sounds like it was meant to be.

Thimbleanna said...

OHMYGOSH -- forget Andrew -- Congratulations to YOU!!!! You lucky duck -- what a fabulous place to visit!

Tracey in CT said...

OMG CAROLYN!! Our cabin is in that VERY town in Vermont!! When you come up to visit Andrew, you will have to notify me and we'll have to take a little trip downtown to the Norton House together!!! Where in town is he going to be living?

Janet said...

What a gorgeous place and stunning photos. Can you email me to enter my draw agin, you'r down as no reply. Btw, my quilt is a pattern I made up.

Darcie said...

Breathtaking scenery! What a great story...and just the beginning.... ;-)