In past posts,(if anyone can remember that long ago) I mentioned something about the FBI and Andrew. We had some interesting things happen. He went through both the first and second phase of testing and passed. But then he was not selected. It was a difficult time, there is no reason except maybe they were most likely looking for something he didn't have, such as a foreign language or IT skills etc.
Anyway, when one door closes another opens as the saying goes. A couple of months ago there was an advertisment for Parmele Law Firm that practices solely in Social Security disability claims. During law school, Andrew did his internship with an Administrative Law Judge for Social Security Administration, so he applied. They called him back, told him his resume was impressive, but the job was in Rolla Missouri. Andrew said thanks but no thanks. It would be to hard to sell the house right now and I have a good job.
A week or so later they called him again and told him they decided to open a position in Kansas City and asked if he was interested. Of course he was. After he had his interview and his references were checked, Parmele offered him an attorney position.
It will require him to travel to Topeka, Kansas about twice a week and also to either St Joseph, Missouri or Columbia, Missouri about once a week. These are all about 1 1/2 hour trips so he'll still be home every night. And last week when he went to St. Joe he beat me home! Occasionally, he'll have to go somewhere random, like California or Iowa. He has an office with a window that is close the Crown Center. And I have never seen him so happy about a job!!! But I took a picture of the 2 case files he brought home. I'm sure the excitment will wear off but he'll still enjoy it. We've waited for this for 2 years.
He has a conference in DC in May and I get to go with him!! I'm very excited. Grandma DeLaMare is going to watch the kids!
But since he has to drive so much he is now driving our Impala and we got a new car for me to drive. It's a Dodge Journey and is so fun!!
Life is really good and we are so grateful to our Heavenly Father for his constant care!
I will try to do a better job of updating this so that it doesn't take me 2 hours! Please read on for the rest of the blogs I posted today! I can't wait to hear comments if there is anyone who hasn't given up on me!