Just a short update of what's new in the Alves home.
Zach is getting to the point where he will be crawling really soon. Right now he's in the scooting backwards stage. He's also quite whiny. It's funny how each kid is different. Adri was a pain in the butt when it came to bed time. She wouldn't sleep on her own and when we would put her down she would wake up within a couple minutes wanting to be held. Zach is good at bedtime. We can put him down and he'll go to sleep on his own. However while he's awake he always wants to be held. And then he even gets picky on who gets to hold him or he'll cry until he gets his way.
I have left Rural Metro. A few months ago Tek Systems called me seeing if I wanted to find a new job. I told them I wasn't interested in the moment because I was going to go permanent at Rural Metro. Well they were taking too long to make that happen and hundreds got laid off in billing a little more than a month ago which made everyone a little nervous about their own job. When that happened I called Tek Systems back. They got me an interview with a company called One Neck. I did well and went on to a panel interview. I was supposed to get an answer by the following Monday. However when Tek Systems called me they said it looks good but they will be waiting until Friday to decide. Now this was for three open positions so I was kind of thinking they were having second thoughts about me. But that Thursday I got a call saying that I was the only one of several interviewd that got hired. So I was pretty excited about that. It's a direct hire too so I won't be working for Tek Systems. Finally for the first time in my career a direct hire.
To celebrate the family went out to Rock Springs to eat at an old café that loves to advertise their pie. Everyone knows, Joe loves pie and they make over 300 a day. They gave me a complimentary berry pie with dinner. I'm not normally a fan of berry pie unless it has ice cream on top but this was pretty good. I then ordered a peach crumb with vanilla ice cream and stole some of Natalie's banana cream. Both were really good.
I finished up my last two weeks at Rural Metro yesterday. When I left my boss said he really appreciated everything I did and even said he is going to look into bringing me in as a contractor on the side. So I might now have one full time job and two contracts. I am supposed to meet with him next week to discuss that. It's good leaving a job on good terms. He knows how it is there. I wanted to stay there for a few years but after coming out of bankruptcy a year ago they just don't have their staffing situation worked out yet. So moving on. I got a nice deal out of the new job and it should really help out my resume. If this country holds together and I still want to go back to Florida in a couple years I should be able to land a nice job there and be able to get by living in our house without Natalie working. That's if I decide to go back there, we'll see. I'm also thinking of selling the house and moving a little further north in Florida.
This morning we decided to go to breakfast again at Rock Springs Café. I don't normally go out for breakfast but I decided to give this a try. They have really good sticky buns so Adri has been excited about it all week. So we went there this morning got some sticky buns, biscuits and gravy, and I got a huge stack of pancakes. I'm not used to eating a big breakfast so by the time my pancakes got there I was already feeling full. I only ate about 1/4 of my pancakes, and that was while sharing with Adri.
Other than that the only thing interesting around here is that it has rained, a lot. We had a tropical storm hit Baja a few weeks ago and we got drenched. A couple weeks before that we got a soaker as well where some parts of Phoenix got up to six inches. When the tropical storm hit, Sky Harbor got over 2 inches in one day, an all time record for the airport. So yeah, it's been wet and now it's very green here. Another reason I like driving up to Rock Springs. Looking out towards the Tonto National Forest the hills are very green and it makes a nice relaxing drive. We were supposed to get more rain from another tropical storm a couple days ago but that all went to the southeast part of the state.
The Zach man the night we went to Rock Springs Café for dinner.
I took this picture this morning. Right outside of the Café. That is some good advertising right there.