Sometimes real life has more twists and turns than seems logical or even possible at all. So when I received a call Friday morning from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) offering me a full time avalanche forecasting job based from their Boulder, Colorado office the first word out my mouth was “What?!..” followed by a stunned silence as I contemplated whether I was hallucinating or not.
“We don’t even need a beer to decide this one do we!?” Robyn asked as I told her the news. We sat on either end of the phone unbelievably excited letting out the occasional maniacal laugh. A week ago we made the decision to move to Crested Butte. The Crested Butte Avalanche Center (CBAC) offered me a part time position as a forecaster and I was already in talks with other local businesses as we tried to piece together how we could make it work financially.
“Well you’re going to take it aren’t you?!” Simon exclaimed as I told him the big news. He laughed out loud when I told him, well aware of the crazy hiring season I had already endured. Of course I was going to take it. We would be crazy not to! I have long looked up to the professionalism of the CAIC and while we were excited to give Crested Butte a go, the full time forecasting experience, opportunities for Robyn and oh yeah.. the world class climbing, were just a bit too much of a pull.
As we drove another load of household items to Rupert, I got a phone call from Blase, who relocated to Carbondale to work as a forecaster for the CAIC this season. “WHAT! I was reading an email from Ethan (Greene) about hiring a new forecaster in the Boulder Office, saw your name and couldn’t even finish! That’s so awesome!!” Blase is a good friend and neighbor from just a couple houses down in Hailey, and now we will be forecasting together this winter! Bonus!
And so it’s a done deal, Robyn and I are moving to Boulder! Life plan version 4.3.7 engage!