Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes



Big things going on here at TTBC. I think most of my regular readers will know what I’m talking about, but for the rest of you here’s the scoop. Last week I talked about waiting, and now the wait is over.

First off. My lovely wife is pregnant again! She’s due on September 30, give or take, and while we had a couple scares early on, everything appears to be ok. The last doctor visit showed everything to be on track and there was no cause for concern with the initial screenings. For purely nerdy reasons, I’m hoping the baby’s born on September 28, because then we’d have a birthday exactly every two weeks for a month and a half. It really doesn’t matter to me when the baby’s born as long as it’s healthy, but I think we’d have a good rhythm established if it turned out that way.

Secondly, I got a new job! This is such a relief to Brandi and myself. I’ll be working full-time at the library now, and while I’m supposed to work 40 hours a week, I was warned that for managers it’s more like 50, which is still 10 less than I’m working now. The call came yesterday after I’d gotten home, and I told my boss this morning. She didn’t want to see me go, but took the news well and wished me luck. I’ve still got a couple weeks to finish up here, finish my assignments and tie up loose ends, but I’m looking forward to the new opportunity.

I hope everything’s going well for all of you.

15 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

You got the job! YAY!

Nathan said...

Babies and weekly overtime! Does it get any better?

mattw said...

Ah yes, weekly overtime, but without being paid. It's still about 10 hours a week less than I'm working now between both jobs.

Janiece Murphy said...

W00t!

Matt's a real librarian.

We loves librarians, yes we do, precious.

Congrats!

Konstantin B. said...

Congratulations. Which Library? Des Plaines?

mattw said...

Janiece, thanks.

Konstantin, that would be awfully convenient (I could walk as long as it wasn't flooding or freeze-your-fingers-off-cold) but I'll be at the Deerfield Library. So my commute will be about the same, but 25-30 minutes isn't bad.

Wifey said...

You are the best baby! You will do great in your new career. Logan and baby #2 will love having Daddy home every night too!

John the Scientist said...

September 28 is a holiday in Taiwan: Confucius's birthday.

Eric said...

Congratulations on both scores!

neurondoc said...

Yay! A new baby and a new job! And you'll be a "real" librarian, which is extra nifty.

Ilya said...

Nice to see great news come in pairs! Congratulations, Matt!

MWT said...

Ooo! Congrats on both counts! :)

kimby said...

YAY!!!!
Babies and books in one week.
It really can't get any better than that.
Congrats to you and Brandi! (and of course to the Big Brother too!)

brent said...

Congrats! Now you have to get a tweed coat and Sherlock Holmes pipe.

vince said...

Yay!!

And I like Brent's suggestion. You don't actually have to smoke the pipe, just look dapper with it and the hat.