If dad can announce the death of our grandpa on facebook, then I can announce this here.
We are looking at a possible job opportunity with a subsequent move to Denver. I know this is WAY out of the blue, but it is for us too. Here is the deal-- Rob was referred to some guy that owns a business that makes stuff (my knowledge at this point is quite vague, so stay with me, more details will follow) I know they make chemicals and such things and they want to start a line of wood finishing products. Rob and this dude have been corresponding for a month or so, neither of us put much (any) stock in it until this week when the owner flew to Utah with the sole purpose of meeting with Rob face to face to talk (that kind of got our attention). He mentioned wanting Rob to kind of design that leg of the business and then head the department. Rob and I are a little shell shocked to tell you the truth. During the meeting, Rob just couldn't help wondering why this was happening to him. He also described himself as feeling like George from Seinfeld when he didn't know if he had the job or not at the end of the interview, but didn't want to all out ask the guy for fear of sounding stupid. The guy did say interesting stuff like, "let me know what we have to do to make this happen". So, today Rob officially emailed him and told him we were interested. So I guess negotiations will follow.
What we don't want is to go into this blind or stupid. We want to have a sure footing and make sure it will work (and if not- make sure we don't get into something that puts us in a worse situation or something) Ok, we just don't want another Jacque fiasco. Rob put all his eggs in her basket, which turned out to be a crazy, evil basket indeed. So, we are going to proceed with our eyes open.
Anyway- it's a long standing company, and the best part is--- it's an actual job (can you say salary and benefits??-- I think I'd faint). It's no secret we are very unhappy where we are and frankly the thought of moving from Utah makes my heart leap with glee a little. I would be really hesitant if it was really far away but Denver? We couldn't pick a better location in my eyes that would make moving away from family any easier (and be in a respectable city): If I'm not mistaken, it's about equal driving time to Riverton is it not? This is far from a sure thing, but it's kind of exciting to think about. I've never even been to Denver......I've heard things about the airport though. Also- Rob's brother Travis lives there which is a bonus. What do you guys think? Family in Denver-- good?