Long wait is finally OVER!!!!
As the summer is out, we thought we might need a car to go out every weekend.. Believe me, the car rentals drive me crazy every time I see the total amount in the bill ... To avoid this craziness, we decided to buy a car.. We were busy looking for the car deals over the past few weeks..
We found an wonderful ad in Craigslist... Ad was simple.. We got the point that the car is in good condition.. So, I called Mrs. CG and spoke with her telling her I will visit her place next day to take it for a test-drive.. I even drove for an hour and half to see the car (not to mention that I combined one of my interview schedule with car-seeing to save car rental and time).. I liked the car. very very much... It was in pristine condition.. Oh.. Forgot to mention that Mrs. CG's mom and I share the same first name (Except for the way the letters were arranged..:) ) I also checked another car on the same day (which looked good except for few missing buttons and loose hand rail which the dealer said he would fix it for me)... Came home and spoke with Sel about the cars...We were confused as in which one to choose.. But I really liked Mrs. CG's car and her enthusiasm about her car... She told me that "Even if you don't buy my car, I recommend you to buy an AUDI"... Oh... YES, Of course!!! we were looking for Audi cars.. :))
From all the time we spent discussing about the pros and cons of each car, Sel decided to talk to Mrs. CG.. He called her and spoke to her about the car features and things that has to be taken care of after the car purchase... He was moved by Mrs. CG's frankness.. So we told her that we will buy the car..
Then we got the insurance the following day.. ALL SET!!!! We went to Mrs. CG's place on Friday (04/16/10).. REMEMBER!! Sel saw the car for the first time.. From the sparkles in his eyes, I understood that he liked the car.. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED!!! He is happy and so am I... And here is the sneak peak... :)
Then, I asked Sel to drive the car (as we took a rental car to go to her place, someone has to drive it back, right!!!).. I was driving the rental car and Sel drove Audi A6... I can tell you that on our way back, Sel was like a 5 years old kid trying to explore his new car...
We returned the rental car and on our way to registration, I got a call from an Employer (I attended this interview last week and I did a real good job.. I mean it!!) saying that he has a good news and that they are ready to offer me a job as Materials Scientist... CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!! I got a job.. After almost 8 months, I got a job in a field I always wanted to be... I was also told that they received a very positive feedback from everyone who interviewed me and that I'm their BEST candidate so far... REALLLLYY!!! I was so flattered... I accepted the offer immediately.. But then they wanted to confirm few things about the immigration and everything - SO, nothing was finalized... it was like as if someone pulled all the air from brand new tires... !!!
But still, We went out to celebrate everything... April 16th, 2010 was really OUR DAY...
Got an OK from the Employer today morning... :)
I just remembered all the tough times related to interview over the past 8 months.. Lots of interviews and lots of rejections... Sel has been my energy well pumping in loads of energy and optimism during my depression-after-interview phase.. I am pretty sure that I wouldn't have gone this far without him.. Thanks for all the love and encouragement and optimism and everything.. :).. Love you Sel..
Next in the list is my parents.. I know they were constantly worried about the fact that I was looking for jobs... My mom will be busy for the next few months fulfilling all her prayers to all gods throughout the world.. :) Love you mama, papa..
I'm going to be celebrating this for the next few days... After all, it's what Sel and I have been waiting for from August 2009.. :)