Wow, things have changed completely in my life since my last post! It’s amazing what can happen in a month or two, or even a week! I have a new job, my husband is just about to start a new job, I have become a first time aunt… life has been full of wonderful surprises lately and I am feeling exceptionally blessed and thankful for each and every one of them.
I knew about my career change a couple months back, but I wanted to keep quiet about it until I had signed my offer letter and actually stepped foot on the job site. What can I say, I am cautiously optimistic about things (okay, I just didn’t want to make an ass of myself if things didn’t turn out). Now that I am entering my third week at the new job, I think it’s okay to let people know! My official title is “QA – Wind Turbine Technician” and I am working on the South Kent Wind project. So far I have been LOVING it! It’s challenging, engaging and I’m learning an incredible amount every day.
At this moment I am in Oakville for two days of climb & rescue training. I wrapped up day one and headed straight to the hotel for a shower! Whew… we were all pretty damn sweaty by the end of the day. Tomorrow will be even more intense and I’m pretty excited about it. I wasn’t sure how I was going to do, but so far so good. The biggest challenge was a simulation of going out the escape hatch of a turbine nacelle. Obviously the height wasn’t the same, but letting go of the rope and trusting that the controlled descent device will work was quite a rush. We then had to do it with a partner, attached to the same hook, going through a small hatch door. It was cozy! A very cool learning experience to say the least.
My husband is done with the security business as of this Friday and I couldn’t be happier for him. While his old job did allow him to grow and develop his management skills and technique, it was definitely time to move on. I was surfing the Job Bank website after becoming upset with something that had happened to him at work and stumbled across a job posting that suited him to a ‘T’. I have never had any luck with job postings on the Job Bank but he applied and lo and behold, he got a phone call! After two interviews, he was offered a position and signed on the dotted line. I am so proud and excited for my babe… I know he will do great things.
Amidst all the new job excitement, my brother and his wife became first time parents and brought a beautiful baby girl into the world on June 1st. She is the first grandchild in our family, and I think every single one of us is completely wrapped around her finger! I am totally in love with her and I can see myself spoiling her silly. Before anyone says anything, NO, I still do not want children of my own! I am excited to watch her grow up and be a part of her life, but still be able to pass her off to her parents when she misbehaves, haha!
There’s plenty more in the works for Brendan and I, but I will continue to be cautiously optimistic and only talk about things once they’ve happened. I can’t wait until I can post a photo here from the top of a wind turbine! Soon I hope.
A quick weekend getaway to Wheatley Provincial Park.
Bacon, eggs, toast and breakfast Caesars.
Hemi loved the lake! We swam twice even though it was cold!
My babes. <3
Pie iron pizzas! So delicious. It was a great trip!