It's funny how life can change direction suddenly and in many different ways.
In the space of a week, we had the following happen:
- We bought a house. We have been looking since December and it had been grim going. Disappointment abounded because it seemed like every nice house we were interested in was sold for a crazy price. The very first house we put an offer in for went for $100 000 more than what we had offered. What's worse, is that if the seller had held out for another 3 months, they probably could have gotten $100 000 more than that.
But this time, we were blessed. Unlike the other houses we had visited, this one did not seem to get the same action in terms of visits. I had counted cards. That is, there were only four real estate agent cards on the table; whereas all of the other ones had a dozen or more. I also think that supply had begun to catch up with demand and there were a lot of similar houses competing for attention. And we went in strong with a good offer.
What's even better is that this house is the best one that we had seen. It looks to be in fantastic shape and it is in a great location. And I get a gaming space again, although it will also double as my office for work.
- I got my first Covid shot. A couple of weeks ago, I had put my name down in the local pharmacy list. I wasn't expecting a quick response but a week ago, I got to pick my appointment and so I chose a Monday, because why not? I got the shot, and I felt a little something in my arm later that evening and not quite 100%, say 90%. But this morning, I'm feeling great.
FWIW, I got the Astra-Zeneca jab.
- I received a job offer, which I promptly accepted. After being laid off last summer and then having a non-Covid health scare, it has been a tough little while. I was so happy to get a contract because I was able to prove to myself and to other people that I was willing and able to work. But the contract was ending and I was dreading having to search for work again. It can be pretty soul-destroying.
I had applied to this company back in February. And the hiring process ground on through March. Near end of March, I knew I was in the final stage because they asked for references. On it went through April as I swung between hope and despair. It's where you try to figure whether them not contacting you is a good thing or a bad thing.
The company finally put me out of my misery. I am so looking forward to working for this company. What they do is exciting and worthy and they seem to have quality people. I can't wait to start.