Wednesday, September 12, 2007





Happy dance all around!!

He got a job!! He will be doing maintenance at a trailer park. Mowing, weed eating, snow removal, fixing things that are broken, changing water meters, all that good stuff. It is a full time position so I assume they must have enough stuff to keep him busy.

He got this job all on his own which has just made him over the moon with excitement. AND... while he didn't flat out tell him he was in treatment, he didn't lie either. He told him he was in recovery and active in AA.


Jake was gitty as a school girl last night. Although he admits it is not what he wants to do for the rest of his life it is a job that pays money and that's what he needs right now. Something to build up his confidence and get his foot in the door.

So, join me in the happy dance will you?? (Ok, I know you're at work... but you're dancing on the inside right??)


Meghan said...

I am happy dancing around my livingroom for you right now!!! What a sense of relief(and accomplishment) Congratulations!!!! I know he will do great.

lonna said...

That's fantastic. This sounds like just what he needs for so many reasons. Now he can show employers what he has to offer and that will help him get to where he wants to go. I'm doing a mental happy dance for your family while I'm here at work:)

Kbreints said...

Happy Dance!!! Happy Dance!!! Woo Hoo Jake! I am so glad that he was able to be honest and get a position that he is happy about. YEAH!!!

Anonymous said...

You know, I read your blog pretty consistently because it hits pretty close to home for me. Ever since your first blog about the job hunt, every time I come to your site with the 'please please please' fingers crossed in my head feeling... and today! YAY! I'm at home so I threw my arms up and said YES!!! and startled the dog so much he still won't come in the room! Congratulations! This is such a big step in the right direction!!

Laura said...

Yay Jake! Please tell him congratulations from us, that is a huge accomplishment. I'm so happy for him and for you. I promise you I am doing a little happy dance right now :)

Krista said...

Happy dance with the baby! Congratulations Jake!

Todd said...

Congrats Jake!! Way to stick with it and not give up!! Bet you feel a bit better now too Right Heather??

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

See how my feet are tapping - my arms are making circles in front of me - my butt is swaying ....... What you don't see it? Maybe that is a GOOD GOOD GOOD thing because you might never get it the image out of your mind! (It ain't a pretty site!!!!)

YEAH for Jake!! Yeah for Heather.....Yeah YEAH! I'm glad... now Jake go ye therefore and make money - I'm Happy for y'all!

Tink said...

I'm sorry I haven't commented in awhile! It's not because I haven't been reading. Things are just nuts on my end. I'm glad to hear he got a job! Congrats on the first step to a new life.

Shane and Jessica Olson said...

Yeah Jake!!!! This may not be the job he wants for the rest of his life but this sort of experience could get him the job he does want or maybe a job with a city some day which is great pay and benefits. Would it be to premature for you to plan you early retirement Heather? :)

Good Job Jake....once again you have suprised me and I am the first to be happy dancing for you. Keep the "proving me wrongs" coming! :)

Anonymous said...

what a journey you've had to get to this point and now you've reached a really positive milestone along the way - keep going but celebrate big style nas this is fantastic news! well done! jake is home, he is clean, he has a job! wow!

zack looks sooo cute!

hope you are looking after yourself too, Heather! go gently!

stella said...

Just saw this great news. I'm so happy for the both of you. Now is the first positive step of many more to come. Over time, to get his feet on the ground, he now has the chance to prove his trustworthyness, work ethic, dependability, knowledge and experience, etc - all things that were lost because of his addiction. I can only say -