Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mission Accomplished.

It all started with an email. 

The hubs got an email in November from Human Resources at HFD. They asked if he could resubmit his information to them. We thought that the hire list that he got on had expired, so this was a HUGE break. So hubs went off to HFD Headquarters the very next day with his papers. A couple of weeks later, he gets another email with a date to come in for an interview. 

We both ended up taking the day off from our jobs that day, both on pins and needles since this was the furthest he'd ever gotten in the hiring process. We got to headquarters SUPER early. I dropped him off and then went to a nearby Jamba Juice to wait it out.
About 20 minutes after I sat down to read The Hunger Games, he called and said the interview was done. He wasn't sure what to think, but they did tell him that nobody would hear anything until mid January--which was at least another month away.

The holidays came and went, which kept our minds off of the whole waiting game. Mid January came and went and still no word.

Then in early February, while I was at work, I got a text message from the hubs: "Call me when you get this." I ran to the break room and called him. He answered and said he got the official call. 

So after almost 8 years of test taking, traveling back and forth from FL to Hawaii and back again, and waiting and waiting... the hubs has finally been hired by the City and County of Honolulu Fire Department! He officially starts training on April 23. We feel so blessed. The congrats have been pouring in and everyone is so excited!
Especially The Moosh.

Zipping by...

Man. I really am the ultimate slacker. I haven't updated since CHRISTMAS?! And it's MARCH! I guess the island life is really rubbing off on me. I stay on island time!

Here's a what I you've missed in my absence from the blog:
Our first Hawaiian Christmas was spent with family, which really helped since it was our first holiday away from all our loved ones. I got to experience a beautiful Christmas sunrise and we were gifted with a rainbow.

For New Year's Eve, we didn't even go very far--just to the beach that is in our neighborhood. We celebrated with the hubs' cousin and her bf. From our beach, we saw fireworks from Hickam AFB, and downtown Honolulu across from Pearl Harbor.

In January, we went with our friends to go see Sir Elton John at the Blaisdell Center. I don't care who you are... Elton John is THE MAN! He played for 2 hours straight. Amazeballs.

You're all almost caught up. I have one more update, but that requires its own post.