Saturday, November 7, 2009

Good News

I have good news ladies and gentleman...








When I called to tell my parents, the first thing my dad asked, "You're expecting?!"

No.. that's not it.


Anyways, I've been stressing a little because of Graham's school situation. He attends a junior college that has a bachelor's program in engineering, but the program is crappy, non-accredited, and poorly planned. Because of limited class options, it would take him another 5 years to get his degree. So, we've been looking everywhere in WA for engineering programs, since we're residents now.

Washington State in Pullman... good program, no jobs for me.

University of Washington in Seattle.. ok program, job availability, expensive cost of living..

Washington state in Vancouver... good program, low cost of living, better job availability with thr proximity to POrtland and all..

So we were thinking, Vancouver is cheaper to live at, closer to family, etc.. One catch.. Actually 2... I'd have to find a job down there, preferably in WA to avoid state income taxes. Then, I'd have to find a job AGAIN in our town after Graham gets done with his school because Graham wants to get a guaranteed job out of college with a government agency. So... that would be taking a risk there..

But we just found out this week that Washington State is bringing their bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering to our little junior college because of the high demand for engineers in the area, and because we're an underserved population.

So.. we'll be here permanently for at least 6-10 more years. Maybe it's not so good news after all when I put it like that...

5 comments:

Shannon said...

Wow. Good ol' Bremerton for 6-10 more years. That's awhile. It's really great though that you can stay at your job while Graham gets to do the program that he wants. That is awesome. What a blessing.

lease said...

seriously--that's so nice! And no state tax is even better. Congrats!

Dave and Sue said...

Well, it's only good for one thing -- education. Other than that it sucks because it's a long way from home.

Jacob said...

you could be living in a desert.

Tyler said...

Washington is by no means a desert, that's for sure! How's the weather?

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