We are moving to San Antonio!
The home of the mighty and awesome San Antonio Spurs, the mecca of Mexican food and margaritas, and my fav: in the heart of the hill country!
To sum it up in 500 words or less, here it goes:
- 2004-2008 Travis worked as a Superintendent for a large production builder (starts with a P and ends with a ulte).
- After surviving 5 rounds of layoffs, he was finally given the 'boot'
- God is always faithful, right? Well, about 2 weeks later Travis was given an incredible opportunity by some great friends ( you know who you are) to work as a catastrophe insurance adjuster. So happened, Hurricane Ike hit about this time which immediately supplied T with some work.
- He was gone for a couple of months and when the storm cleared, he came home.
- 2009 was a pretty calm year- no big natural disasters or big storms (hail, hurricane, tornadoes, etc.).
- 2010 was a different story. Still no huge storms, but we were blessed beyond measure and God provided again. T worked in the DFW area doing daily claims for a few months and was then asked to work a storm in Minnesota. He left for Minnesota in June, worked a storm in Chicago from July-October, and was back in Minnesota in November. I saw him 4 times during the 6 months he was gone.
- All while T was gone, he was (and me too) very thankful for the work he was given and the opportunity as well, but he hated being gone from home for so long and living in a hotel, alone in a city with zero friends. We spent many nights praying for God to bring us the right opportunity, wherever that may be.
- T still had a passion for building, but knew God was using this insurance adjusting career as a great stepping stone and learning opportunity.
- Fast Forward to January 2011, T was dreading another year of traveling and being far away, so he started putting out resumes and hitting up any connection that might lead him to an interview. T's Aunt Debbie put him in contact with a guy (Jim) at a large commercial construction firm in San Antonio. At the time, they did not have any openings, especially for a guy with only residential construction experience. Jim said he would ask around and see what he could do as he knew Aunt Debbie so well and felt like Travis was a good guy.
- So February is here and there was some bad flooding in Indianapolis, so T packed up his bags and headed up north for more adjusting work. 7 days later T had written 50 claims and was able to come home! Only one week apart. Glorious!
- While he was in Indy, Jim called and said he might have an opportunity for him and to call him when he gets back home.
- T had an interview on Monday, March 21st and was offered the position as Quality Control Manager with MapCo. MapCo mainly does governmental projects with the Army Corp of Engineers. We are both so thrilled with this opportunity! He will even have the opportunity to transition into Superintendent/Project Manager position within the next year.
- He starts on March 28th. That is just 7 days from when he had his first interview. God is good and always provides and is faithful. He might do things in His own timing, but He will direct you down a path if you submit to follow His will.
So that's where we are now. Travis just left for San Antonio and starts the big job TOMORROW! I am not able to join him right now since I'm a student again. I finish on May 12th, and will then move to SA. T will be living with his parents for the next couple of months while we look for a residence. Notice, that I will get to pack our house alone...anybody else think that's unfair?!?!? :)
We ask that you pray for us over the next few months as we adjust to this new life in a new town. Specifically, that we can find a new church home, a house to live in with some acreage for our horses, and to make new friends.
This will also be the farthest I have ever lived from my parents...eeeek! I know I can do it, but I am super close to my mom and dad. I am comforted knowing that our time spent together will be that much more special.
That my friends, is the life of a Riley.