Yes, life truly is really, really good right now. I officially was offered a job at the hospital back home in Oregon today! The pay is absolutely fantastic, they’re paying my moving expenses, and I get a nice sign on bonus for wanting to work night shift. The whole package was very appealing and much better than I expected. I would have happily accepted the position for less money and no moving expense reimbursement or sign on bonus. But of course I didn’t tell the nurse recruiter that. I just smiled and said thank you. I may be a lot of things, but a fool isn’t one of them.
I have to be in Oregon by August 27, so I went ahead and posted some furniture I don’t plan to take with me on Craigslist.com. I placed ads for six items. 24 hours later, five of the six items are paid for and picked up. I was really surprised how quickly these things sold. Pleasantly surprised, of course, since I wanted them out of here. I want the apartment cleared out so I can start packing the last of what’s left and getting rid of what I’m not taking with me. I’m going to be living out of a suitcase for the next four weeks, but it’s worth it to know I’m going to be home where I belong soon now.