Thursday, November 4, 2010


Colorado is my happy place. I seriously can't think of anywhere more wonderful. Sure, there are places that are more exotic, interesting, historical, or whatever... but for me, there is nowhere more beautiful. The weather, the scenery, the wildlife, the landscaping, the people... everything about it makes me happy. Sure, there are ugly parts/things about Colorado... but "Colorado ugly" isn't the same as "Las Vegas ugly", or "Orlando ugly" and I'd gladly take "Colorado ugly" any day if it meant I was finally out of Las Vegas.

Right now, as I type this, Jeff is in my Aunt and Uncle's guest bedroom in their home in Colorado - hopefully sleeping - in preparation for the final test to see if he qualifies for an operator position with the county's roads and bridges department, that's set to take place tomorrow at 8am MST.

I know he's sssooo nervous, but I'm a pretty even mix of nervous and SUPER excited! The nervousness comes in to play because of what that job will mean financially. In Las Vegas, construction workers are CRAZY overpaid... and that is really nice in a good economy. But, just because you make good money hourly doesn't mean you make good money over all if you're only working 10-20 hours a week. The job working for the county in Colorado will pay him about $10 less per hour (GULP), but will be steady work. And if he puts in his time there, eventually it'll pay off by way of promotions, job security and a retirement fund. He's been completely unappreciated at the company he's been at for the last 10 years and it's time that he leaves and tries to better himself professionally.

Anyway... I don't want to talk too much about it, because I don't want to jinx anything.... but I'm just so antsy with anticipation that I had to say something!

I know he's going to do great and am SO proud of him for going and trying to do this to get us to where we want to be to raise our daughter.

And if he gets this job, and we move... even if we're struggling money wise I know we'll make it work........ Colorado is my happy place, after all... how would it NOT work out? Impossible.

seriously, flowers like these just grow along sidewalks in CO, what's not to love?!


Anonymous said...

Cole, we wish him the BEST of luck. We love y'all. And you know, should it happen (and it will), it will all work out. Try not to worry about it, I know, easier said than done. When will he find out if he gets it? Right then? a day or two? week? You have me antsy, LOL!! Let me know, please.

Ashley Dawn said...

Nicca - I'm so proud of you and jeff for this :) he will be great and I am such a firm believer in getting what you need the most, when you need it the most. Colorado is going to happen for you! Ill miss you, but I know you know exactly what your family needs. give jeff my good luck wishes! I'm sending positive thoughts all day long!

Mama said...

Eee! Good luck! I'll keep everything crossed for you guys. I know how bad you want to get up there. Colorado is beautiful. We used to vacation there when we Lived in Kansas. Just gorgeous.