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DH Got the Promotion!!!!

July 27th, 2007 at 12:49 am

DH just faxed back the signed job offer for the new job. We are really excited, especially after months of run-around and getting our hopes up, only to find them dismally crushed.

This last time I said I wouldn't believe it until he had the offer in his hands. Well, he's had it, so I believe it. The raise won't go into effect until his second paycheck back up. So it won't be until September that we see what a true four week paycycle is like. But it should be $2000 more every 4 weeks, net. His day rate will be $525. I can't imagine it. And all that with only a two year certificate of completion from a technical college in Engineering Technology/Architecture and a two year A.S.T. college degree, (that's associate in specialized technology).

It will be great to be able to start making huge strides in debt repayment and finally get the Blazer repaired and do the one or two things to the car that need doing as well. Plus, DH will be able to start his next correspondence school session on his way to his B.S. Of course, I've teased him for years about having a degree in B.S., but this will be one from a college, not one for talking his way around something! LOL

We plan to build up the EF and a car fund now. We're thinking towards a Prius or if not a hybrid, something like a Matrix with good gas mileage. In a perfect world there would be a hybrid mini-van, because that is what we really want. Oh, well.

This is our last night in Victoria. I'll write more about it when I get home, I think. Just wanted to share the good news.

13 Responses to “DH Got the Promotion!!!!”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow, that's fantastic! Quite a boost! Congrats! Smile

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:


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  4. JanH Says:

    Yippee! Congrats!

  5. mbkonef Says:

    Congratulations - I am so happy for you!

  6. scfr Says:

    That is terrific news - Congratulations!
    Enjoy the ferry home.

  7. boomeyers Says:

    Wow! Congrats to DH! Can just make you dizzy wondering what to do with all that money! Where to start - right!

  8. monkeymama Says:

    Congrats - that is awesome!!!

  9. Carolina Bound Says:

    That's great!

  10. Ima saver Says:

    That is wonderful, so happy for you!!

  11. PauletteGoddard Says:


  12. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thanks, everybody. You are all so great.

  13. ceejay74 Says:

    Great news! I should be in the same boat soon when my husband gets his official job offer: Like you, I'm trying not to count my chickens before they hatch, but I reckon we might end up with almost $2000/month more too. It does make the heart skip a beat, doesn't it? It means more to a frugal person because you already have everything figured out. When I used to get raises or bonuses they never affected my life much, because I was already overspending, and I wasn't thinking about reducing my debt, so I would just blow it on who knows what. One of the rewards of being frugal is that extra money really means something to you. :-)

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