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My wife finally found a job out here in Maine! Hooray! And when I say finally, I mean she waited until we had two cars, chose one place that she was excited by, went in, talked to someone for 20 minutes and had the job a couple of days later. Freakin' show-off.
I think she'll like it. The job is night audits for a fairly swank hotel/spa/wedding facility in Brunswick. So it's nearby, pays decent, is in the industry we eventually want to work in and she should have time to work on her writing while she's there. Right on.
And I got promoted today. Which means I'm one step away from getting my own Walgreens store some day. It's the same position I volunteered to step down from around a year ago, but I decided that this district would be a better place for the position and took it. The added money was also a consideration, of course. It means I'll have a slightly longer commute, I have to drive to Portland every day now, but it's a pretty significant raise that should help us pay off our debt eventually. (I've started getting the official bills from my car accident and while they aren't as bad as I'd feared.... they're still hefty.)
We also found a tick on Pooka's forehead today, right smack in between his eyes. Stupid tick. Stupider dog. Trying to get that dog to hold still while we pulled it out was like wrestling a bull hopped up on crazy juice. I've never seen a tick before, or at least, not that I remember... not a fan.
I saw some turkeys on the way to the Hannaford's yesterday too, running through the fields outside my house. So many odd beasties out here! Though I still haven't found anything as cool as the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus.
I officially started writing my query letter a couple of days ago. Yeeek! I've posted a few drafts online to get fellow aspiring author's opinions and thus far, the few I've gotten are encouraging. It needs some work, and I may make a second version for certain agents, but as of this Monday at the latest, I plan to have queried my first agent.