i had a freaking awesome day today. my story starts back a week or so ago. you see, my wife's grandma was put on hospice care about a month and a half ago (she was only 62 and fought cancer for quite sometime). anyway, three women took care of her 24 hours a day during shifts so that her husband would be able to work and whatnot and to just bless him so he could be around his wife during her final days. so one of the women who was taking care of her is the wife of the owner of an extremely successful trading company that is local to portland. so claire's grandma died last week, and there was a burial and memorial service on monday. when we arrived at the cemetary, i took the initiative to figure everything out for the family so that they could just focus on family and mourning the loss. well, the owner of the company was there and appreciated my initiative/assertiveness and i really gained his respect. so i got a phone call from him and he wanted to have me out to the warehouse and have lunch with me and talk some things over. now, to respect the confidentiality of our discussion i'm not really going to explain the real detail behind what my job would be (should i choose to accept his offer) and i'm not going to disclose the name of the company either. but basically the deal is that he would be creating a position specifically for me where i would be researching a certain market in a certain location here in portland to find out how the company can better market its products to this location and these people. i would be paid as a full time employee, recieve medical benefits, the owner would purchase a vehicle for me, and i would be making very good money. meanwhile my fulltime university studies would work in just fine. i can't believe how perfect this is. anyway, i'm spending some time mulling over the prospect and praying for direction to make sure this is the way i should go. i really want the position, and it seems that God really has lined up everything to work perfect, but i don't want to make a rash decision in my excitement. interestingly enough, another local business owner who attended the funeral called me up this evening to ask if i wanted a part time job with him. apparently i'm in high demand!