Monday, August 31, 2009

Coming soon...

I know I've been promising this all summer, but there will be a new post with pictures coming soon! I'm finally all settled in my new place and have much more time to do things like this once again!! Once I finally get my new couch I ordered and the living room is all put together I will take pictures of the new place so you all can see! I can't believe summer is winding down already. Where did August go??? The job is going really well, and I love the people up here. Some of the guys I work with have started growing beards to keep their faces warm in the winter which makes me a little nervous, but I've just decided not to think about it till I have to! :) Also, I will be back in Illinois this weekend, and I can't wait to see everyone. That's all I have time for tonight. Have a great week and I promise I'll write again soon!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Product Development Scientist

If I haven't told you, or you haven't heard yet, I'm officially employed full-time! This week I accepted the position of Product Development Scientist in Research & Development with Hormel! It's been a long and trying search, but I think I made the best decision. I'm going to continue to work on what I've been doing, and possibly take the lead on some projects through August and September, and then I will work for a man who is planning to retire in a year or so and then I will take over his position. I'm really excited about the opportunity! This summer I've seen what a great company Hormel is and how nice all the people are here. I'm breaking my rule that made about moving further north to Austin, MN, but they made me an offer I couldn't really turn down. There are a lot of younger people who work for Hormel and so it's really easy to meet people and I've already made some new friends which was a huge selling point for me. Now comes the fun job of trying to find a place to live in one week because we have to be out of our summer housing next Saturday. Hopefully I can find something or else I might be living out my car for awhile! ......update....I just got a call about a townhouse I looked at yesterday and it sounds like I'm going to have a place to live by next weekend! So it's looks like it's all coming together! Hooray!!!!

Well I just wanted to update everyone all at once. Please feel free to come and visit beautiful southern Minnesota. We can go to the Spam Museum!!