He was kind enough to put a good word in for Doug (thanks again, Matt and Raynie!). A couple weeks later, they set up a phone interview with Doug. Doug passed the phone interview, and they wanted him to come down for a face-to-face interview just a few days later. I was able to take a couple days off of work and go with him. We left the boys at grandma Nelson's Wednesday and started down toward Phoenix. We decided to stay in Las Vegas Wednesday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. Our room was SO nice! Unfortunately, the one thing we thought we packed (but didn't) was our camera, so these pics from Doug's iphone will have to do.
We headed to my friend Ashley's house on Thursday, who lives in Surprise, and we stayed with them Thursday and Friday. I haven't seen her since college in 2002, so it was fun to catch up!
Here's a picture she posted on her own blog of a bunch of us back in the day. That's her with the long, dark curly hair in the light blue shirt (I still LOVE your hair, Ash!), and I'm standing next to her. Can you believe this was like 7 years ago?! Time sure does fly. Good times, Ashley! Thanks so much for the photo!
Doug's interview was Thursday afternoon, and he found out Friday afternoon that...
HE GOT THE JOB!He'll be working there as an enrollment counselor, and will be able to go to school there for his MBA for free! I'll also be able to go to school for free there, so we'll be very busy college students!
So we spent Friday trying to find a place to rent so we could move down in time for Doug to start work on April 5th, but were unsuccessful. So he'll have to head back down there a week from this Sunday to find us a place then. We were with Ashley again on Friday night, then left Saturday to go back to Las Vegas to stay at a different hotel this time called South Point. I was pretty disappointed with this one as they gave us a room with 2 queens, and didn't even tell us this when we checked in. I called down immediately to tell them that this wasn't what I reserved online, and they just said, "We don't have any kings left." Well, had I known that, I would have stayed somewhere else! It was still decent, I guess. They had a bowling alley inside the hotel! I haven't been bowling in years, and it showed. Doug scored like 114, and I'm pretty sure I was around 60-something. Here I am bowling one of my many gutter balls.
We had dinner at a prime rib place inside the hotel that was less than $20 for each of us, and free dessert! The prime rib was amazing, too! The portions were so huge that we were only able to eat about half of our dessert.
After dinner, we got on our suits and went down into their hot tub and just talked for awhile. What a nice break! On our way home, we were caught in traffic going through the hoover dam. I guess they're building a "through" road so that you don't have to go down into it anymore. Here's a cool pic of them building it.So I put my 2 weeks in at work on Monday, and my last day is March 13th. Doug leaves March 14th to go find us a place, and we plan on moving the last weekend in March. Wish us luck! We're going to need it. New job, new lifestyle, new state, new climate, NEW LIFE!