jinxing be damned, i need some good karma

so, i sort of got that job in DC for which i had a phone interview in december and later flew out to interview in person for.

i heard that they want to hire me from the department head, but that HR has to process me and give me the final job offer (within 2-4 weeks of that conversation; we're at about 2.5 weeks). i've also heard that HR has never cut a candidate once they were recommended by the department. that being said, i was in DC last week for another interview (just to cover my bases and whatnot, because although i'm foolish, i'm not completely foolish) and wound up getting an apartment in an amazing neighborhood (hence the somewhat foolishness), with great people in the building.* also, ernie has to move out of pants' house in the next few days, so the pants and i are leaving for DC next week, all without having received a final job offer... which makes me feel VERY nervous (not to mention the driving across the country with the dog and the pants in february), but what can you do? the job is fantastic, and i'm really excited about that, but sort of of trying to couch my stupidity at getting a house and putting a deposit down on it with no concrete job or forseeable start date.

so what to i need from you people inside the webbernets? good karma that HR will call me ASAP. lots of good karma, warm fuzzies, and entreaties of the almighty. please? and also help with packing and shipping.

*interestingly, the woman who owns the house whose basement apartment** i'll be renting is in the same field as me. she works for a different organization, but works very closely with my organization. which is freaky in the good way.

**the ceilings are much higher than in my tiny house basement apartment in denver. they're 8'. and the windows will accomodate a window a/c unit. and there's a fenced backyard with a proper fence. also, there are pics on flickr, to which semaphoria added some helpful notes (mouse over the image).


amischwab Thursday, February 15, 2007 3:51:00 pm  

hey, if you and ernie take I-80 out to DC, stop in Des Moines--feel free to crash at our place.
the rashest (sp?) decisions usually turn out to be the best!

proustitute Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:39:00 pm  

kudos on the find! your pad looks quite cozy and bright for a near-windowless, underground habitat. it will feel cool in summer, i imagine. and stairs to nowhere are awesome. i've always wanted a pointless, escher staircase.

perhaps your instant good luck home hunting will rub off. a.

Bryony Friday, February 16, 2007 3:13:00 am  

Yay! Go you! Extra body parts will be crossed, but by what you say, you really don't need it.

si Friday, February 16, 2007 4:34:00 pm  

good karma being sent your way. wow, i thot where i work takes a long time to notify potential employees but this seems slightly sadistic...

cute apartment. think you made the right decision.

Anonymous Saturday, February 17, 2007 9:47:00 pm  

I would totally use that staircase as a semi-functional bookshelf.

I've got fingers and toes crossed for you, Heather!


Steve Monday, February 19, 2007 10:01:00 pm  

In lieu of sending karma, I hope you find this to be an acceptable substitute...

amischwab Friday, February 23, 2007 11:24:00 am  

O-M-G! apartment = sooooo cute! you've earned it after living in the denvuh dungeon!

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