Saturday, March 06, 2010

Getting Ready for a Big Change

Yeah me!!  I'm so pleased and proud to announce that I have found a challenging new job as a technical writer for a software company.  I'm really excited and therefore very glad that I start Monday.  I can't wait to dig in to it.

But I had just one little problem in my way.  As some of you may remember, my car was wrecked in a crash in September and I chose to ride the bus rather than replace it.  This works fine for London, but my new job is in Waterloo!  And while we may choose to move at a later date if everything works out, I'm going to have to commute in the mean time. 

So, Jim and I went car shopping and now I have this, a 2009 Dodge Avenger:



I'm so happy!!  So if you don't hear much from me over the next little while, its because I'm either on the road or brain deep in learning new tech stuff.  Wish me luck!!

26 comments:

  1. double well done, and best of luck!!

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  2. You rock.
    You rule.
    You go girl!

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  3. Congratulations, Laurie!! That's the bestest news, and sweet wheels! :)

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  4. Congratulations! How exciting for you, and what a beautiful car. Safe travels and can't wait to hear more about your new gig!

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  5. Best wishes on the new job. Love the new car! Go get em!

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  6. WooHoo! Sweet ride AND new job! Go, Laurie!

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  7. Anonymous10:10 am

    I am so happy for you! I am sure it has been a long winter in many respects, so welcome to spring and new beginnings. The only down side is you won't be able to knit on the way to work!

    kristieinbc

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  8. Congratulations! They're lucky to get you. My DH used to have a long commute like that -- one thing that helped him was to have a bag packed with raw almonds (excellent diet snack) and a few bottles of water. Do you have a flashlight and all that sort of stuff for the pretty new car? Really glad for you!

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  9. Mary Jane1:11 pm

    Laurie,

    Glad to hear you accepted. All I can say is "books on disc". Has saved my sanity for the last 10 years. Your local library has a good selection. If you want other helpful suggestions on commuting send me a message.

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! That sure didn't take long. KW has a wonderful Knitters Guild and of course the Knitters Fair.

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  11. Happy to hear your news. I'm sure you'll do well in your new position. Anyone who knits, modifies, and designs as you do is obviously one smart cookie.

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  12. Happy to hear your news. I'm sure you'll do well in your new position. Anyone who knits, modifies, and designs as you do is obviously one smart cookie.

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  13. you go girl, literally! good luck!

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  14. Woohoo! Congratulations on both counts! That's quite the commute -- drive safely!

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  15. That is such great news! There is nothing like new challenges - even if we don't hear from you here I'm sure I'm not alone is saying we'll all be thinking good thoughts for you in your new endeauvours in the coming busy weeks!

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  16. Hugs from Ireland and good wishes for the first day in the new job. Enjoy the commute as part of the bonus - it will give you more time to think of new projects, won't it?

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  17. Mom2Schnauzers6:28 pm

    Excellent news! Good luck tomorrow and let us know how it goes!!!

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  18. Anonymous6:41 pm

    So very happy for you!!!
    Esther in Ottawa

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  19. Wow Laurie! I'm absolutely delighted for you. It's so great to hear that you're so happy too. That's quite the new job and one sweet little blue boy :-) Good luck tomorrow!

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  20. how's the first day been?

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  21. Best Wishes on the new job! - hope you're not too tired for knitting with all the new at work and the commute.

    And congrats on the new car.

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  22. Anonymous1:30 pm

    Oh, Laurie, good for you and many congratulations. My husband did that commute for 2 years when he was at Wilfred Laurier, there's a back way that is supposed to be a bit faster, from the north end of London.
    All the best, and an MP3 player crammed with music and audiobooks keeps me going for long drives,

    Maureen

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  23. Congrats Laurie! I'm glad that you found something that's going to be challenging & right up your alley.

    Good-luck & best wishes!

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  24. Best of luck! And the new car ... bea-u-tiful!! LOve the blue.

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