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    a little good news

    I received an official job offer today for an assistant manager of a government liquor store in Victoria; I've accepted and am thrilled. It will mean living there most of the time and quick visits home, but it means a foot in the door and is so much better than what I've been doing. Some of you have asked, so I thought I'd share.
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    Re: a little good news

    That's all very nice, but when are you starting the wine thread?

    (Congrats. )

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    Re: a little good news

    Congrats!
    I guess you'll be supplying at the National meet Socials!
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    Wonderful Peter!!! . Glad you can ditch the sign and start working again!!!
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    Re: a little good news

    Congratulations Peter!!!!!!

    I need a case of Montepulciano D'Abruzzo
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    Congrats Peter!! I'm very happy to hear the good news! Cheers
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    Re: a little good news

    This is cool. I want to go to Victoria. What's the microbrew scene like there? While at Seattle, I had many a fine local Micro. Didn't get a good sample of northwest wines, so you could help with this as well if you're up to it.

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    That's wonderful news, Peter!

    When do you start?
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    Re: a little good news

    fantastic news, Peter! congrats!!


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    Re: a little good news

    Congratulations, Peter! That's good news for all of us (and if you need help with the "sampling" (before storing, you know) or "tasting", all you have to do is ask -and some 500 Forumites will be knocking at your doors).
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    Re: a little good news

    Good stuff Peter...now get the discount mailout list read for the holidays!



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    Re: a little good news

    Whoa! I start June 7, with some training, don't know exactly when I'm at my store; I just quit my full-time awful graveyard-shift job & trying to re-adjust, so I can be somewhat bright and alert for the new job. I appreciate all the good wishes and no, I don't get a discount so...
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    Re: a little good news

    Congrats on the promotion and getting to be awake during the day! I heard Victoria's a beautiful town!

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    Re: a little good news

    Congratulations Peter! Good luck!

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    Re: a little good news

    Congrats! You deserve some good news!
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    Re: a little good news

    Peter, I'm glad to hear things are looking up.
    I have entered the snapdragon stage of my life (Part of me has snapped and the rest of me is draggin ).

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    Re: a little good news

    Peter:

    Is there a masters team you can swim with there? Don't want to lose all the progress you've made on your evilstroke comeback...

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    Re: a little good news

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress View Post
    Peter:

    Is there a masters team you can swim with there? Don't want to lose all the progress you've made on your evilstroke comeback...
    Now, IF Peter lives in Vancouver, the city, (which is on the mainland, BC) and he works in Victoria (which is on an island called "Vancouver" Island) he could swim, instead of taking the ferry and maintain his form (all strokes).

    Yes, this is crazy Canada.
    Here in Ottawa, Merivale Street at one intersection, continues straight as Clyde (but turns right at that intersection, onto, Merivale Street and meanders North, changing angles every few blocks). Clyde, the straight continuation of Merivale continues (yes, you guessed it), in the same straight direction, as Maitland.

    Don't ask. I stopped trying to make some sense of this years ago.

    Cheers, Peter.
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    Re: a little good news

    Congrats to you Peter, I know this is a good change for you. I need two styrofoam wine shipping containers, maybe you can tell me where I should order them now that you're almost in the business....
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    Re: a little good news

    Thanks all. No, Leslie, I lost all progress during graveyard shift adventure (no swim, no weights for 5 weeks), couple of clubs in Victoria, not many workouts available and who knows what my shifts will be, so will likely find out all lap swim times and try that. Budget will be primary, with two kids still in university and maintaining two addresses. But I will be happier and learning a lot, so things will be a plus. Cheers to all.
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