Starting after labour day, the new living arrangements began. For the next 10 months, I work Monday to Friday in Ottawa. Jordan works Monday evening to Thursday evening not in Ottawa. How do I feel about that?
That being said, it is the way it is. We are grateful that he was able to find a job since so many academic positions were cancelled this year (because when the economy falters, academic funds seem to dry up pretty quickly) and even more grateful that this job is within driving distance of my job. If it was a permanent job, we would have moved there and we would have started to build a "new life" wherever that job was. Since this is a year-long contract (well, school year contract), it seemed best for me to keep my job and for us to do this for a the school year. While it sucks, we are going to make the best of it. And again, we are grateful that this permanent job is so close and not in South Carolina or something like that.
Stay tuned for more on the situation. I'm sure there will be some stories to tell- there is bound to be some good, some bad, and some ugly (or does that disgusted face up there already count as that already?)