Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Great Day Today!

First off today, the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks hit the bank for the 70% of Alaskans with direct deposit. This year it was a grand total of $845.76. woohoo! Not the biggest check yet but not the smallest either. Next year they are supposed to get back up to over a thousand.

Another good thing that happen today: I was offered the position at the college that I was hoping to get. Its full-time with great benefits including education. All I have to pay for is my books! I start tomorrow. This is so much better than my old job. I don't have to drive nearly as far. In fact, next summer I can ride my bike. I'll basically be my own boss and independent with a wide variety of tasks. And room for advancement. I find out tomorrow more about the benefit package & from what I hear it has excellent health & retirement. Which at my age, I don't take that lightly anymore.

Other good news is that my mother is feeling much better after her second heart attack in 5 years. Good enough for her to go home. Its been a rough two weeks for her & us as we thought we were going to lose her. So things are looking up everywhere today.

Hope everything is bright in your world, too!


Heidi said...

Congrats on the job and best wishes to you and your mother.

FishTaxi said...

Thanks Heidi!

K said...

Glad to hear your mom is doing better, my dad went thru one of those last year; it was awful. Great news about your new job though. Health and retirement sounds like they may pay for a fitness club membership, that would rock!

Niki said...

Great news! Sounds like the perfect job for you. Just in time for winter, too.:)