In early August, #1 Son received the long-awaited news: he landed a job, a nuclear engineering position within the Idaho National Laboratory. I jumped up and down for joy; he has been in job search mode since May 2020, and all of us were thrilled for him that his patience and perseverance paid off!
As I write this, we are in Idaho Falls, the largest town closest to the Lab. (As you can see in the photo above, the facility is in the middle of "nowhere", by design! Part of the company benefit package is a tour bus that transports employees to and from the site each day.) #1 Son is required to obtain a security clearance, a process that could take until January. Nevertheless, given the scarcity of housing in the West, we deemed it wise to take a road trip to look at apartments and put his name on the waiting list.
So, this will be a short post - just having too much fun to write anything longer!