Last week I told you about our trip to Arizona, but what I didn’t tell you was that at the first game in Yuma, we ended up sitting next to the head of the biology department of the local community college. We got to talking and he admitted that they were having a horrible time finding someone to fill a professor (they call them instructors) position because no one wants to live in the middle-of-no-where, AZ). To make a long story short, the conversation ended with him basically offering me a job on the spot.
Susan and I talked about it a little, but we weren’t really sure that we would want to live in Yuma, so after the game on the second day, we had a realtor take us out and look at houses. We found a double-wide trailer that wasn’t that bad (it was kind of nice on the inside), but it only had 3 bedrooms and we wanted a little more space. So the realtor went next door and got the neighbor to agree to sell his trailer to us as well. Late last week, we decided to buy them both and take the job (housing costs are so low, that we don’t really need to have Susan work). They’re in the process of building a walkway between the two trailers and that will give us 6 bedrooms total.
Which happens to be a really good thing, because we’ve decided to adopt 3 more children from Ethiopia. We figure that bringing 3 home at one time last time was pretty easy, so why not just double up. It’s a sibling set of 3 girls (Estifanos and I are a little bummed). Their ages are 5, 3, and 1, so between May and September, we’ll have every age from 1-6 represented. We found a wonderful homestudy agency in Yuma, and as soon as we officially accept the referral, I’ll post the girls names and photos.
Those of you thinking that we are crazy should probably look at the date of this rare Sunday post. Those of you who figured it out before this paragraph, let me know in the comments because I’m thinking about starting a fiction writing career, and I need to know what wasn’t realistic. 🙂