As I excitedly posted on Monday, the letter finally came! We were able to make our housing reservation, start the process of booking movers, and began to climb the mountain of paper work that comes with any government job. The biggest hurdle I face is that, when I started this process, I used my maiden name. Even though the registrars office changed my name (quickly and easily, I might add), the name change doesn’t seem to have rippled through to all of the other offices. And now that I have an Eligible Family Member (an EFM), all of my previous information needs updating so that Cormac can officially come along!
I’m now awaiting my official travel orders, which are not issued until your signed offer letter has been returned. Hopefully those come in the next week or so. Travel orders are needed to confirm all of our reservations.
This past week was my last week of class! I’m one-half of a final away from finishing up at school. I submitted my final masters project this week, and gave my final presentation for another class. This coming week, I’ll take my final and then hop on a plane to Seattle to visit my brother for about a week. When I get home, it’ll practically be time to walk across the stage and receive my diploma! The end is in sight.
Cormac is also done with classes, but still has work to do on his thesis. He scheduled a defense date so, in a way, the end is in sight for him, too! These next couple of months will be stressful for him, moving away from campus and commuting back for a couple of meetings, while doing a little bit of job hunting on the side. Yikes!