Last spring, Geoff started suspecting that something was going on with the company that he's worked for since we moved to this city in the spring of 2005. As time passed, he became more and more certain that his company was about to purchase, or be purchased by, another entity. Turns out he was right. In fall, the merger was confirmed and it was announced that the corporate office would be relocating to Toronto. Geoff was offered a transfer but, after a short conversation, we made an easy decision to decline the move - we've settled here, and most of the reasons that brought us here from our beloved Vancouver in '05 still hold true.
So...amidst all of the regular activities that go on around here, Geoff's been on a job hunt for the past two or three months. As the primary breadwinner in our family, he was looking for a kind of role that is tougher to find in a smaller market like we live in, so we wondered how difficult the process would be. But I can't say we've worried a lot about it - Geoff has great references and is a real workhorse, and we figured that he'd be ok. We're thankful that about a week ago, he signed on with a very good company, in a very good position. I think he's quite pleased to be taking on a new challenge.
Yesterday was Geoff's last day as financial Controller of RPFL. He'll have a few weeks off before starting his new role, and Matthew and I are looking forward to him being home for a bit.
Geoff, I'm proud of you for being a hard worker (sometimes a little too committed, granted!), and for finishing well at RPFL. I'm grateful that you are able to do what you do so that I can mostly be home with our child(ren). And I wish you God's blessing in the coming chapter of your life.