I started orientation at Old Navy yesterday. We spent four hours watching videos and going over the Business Rules and history of Gap, Inc. My favorite part was the intro video that highlighted the history of Gap, Inc. because it actually showed the SNL skit where the Gap workers (Chris Farley, David Spade and Adam Sandler) tell everyone to "just cinch it with a belt." Then I came home last night and there was an SNL special on NBC that focused on SNL in the 90s...which brought back so many memories from high school and college....but I digress.
I think I will like working at Old Navy, though it is a huge paradigm shift from anything I have ever done before. I guess Brent and I are in the same boat as far as that goes. =) I will only be working 15-20 hours a week during evenings after Brent comes home and then on Saturdays. The best part about it (besides the killer discount) is that I will be working with a bunch of high school students. I love that! As a matter of fact, one of the other gals who went through orientation with me yesterday is a graduating senior and she was cracking me up. Our supervisor Michelle would say something and Ashley would respond with, "Cool!" or "Coolness!" in that energetic tone you typically hear from students who haven't experienced too much disappointment in life to make something as mundane as getting to go on a paid 15 minute break after working four hours not seem like the most exciting thing in the world. I really do miss interacting with high school students...I guess I'm about to get my fix. =)
I have started the application process for finishing my masters in counseling. The plan is for me to work at Old Navy this summer and then hopefully start classes in the fall. Lord willing by then Brent will have some consulting jobs to make up for that extra income.
Still no housing news...I feverishly look through the classifieds every day. I know it will all work out eventually...but hopefully that eventually will be sooner rather than later because Brent has about a 45 minute drive to work right now. (Which, in the big scheme of things is nothing when you are used to living in metropolitan areas like D.C. or L.A., but this is not one of those places and he only had a 10 minute drive to Wal-Mart.)
Brent seems to be enjoying his job. There is a huge learning curve, but I think he is going to do a great job. And, even with the commute, he is home by 5:45 at the latest every day and it is WONDERFUL! =)