Okay, so ... my apologies to all who've followed this saga, I should have updated the journal sooner.
It's finally over. I have a job. On Monday, December 12, I went to a second interview (see the Dec. 9th journal entry if you're curious). The interview went well, but really didn't have a technical aspect. I think that, after 10 years of doing this, these folks seemed to sense that there was nothing technically that I haven't seen yet. So, they wanted to ask me about the other aspects of the job.
It's probably been 15 years since I've been hired on the spot, in the interview. It was really nice to have that happen again, and be able to share that with my wife. My son doesn't quite get it yet, but he understands that I won't be here during the day anymore. He's okay with it ... but gosh, I'm going to miss him.
At any rate, I'd like to thank all of you for your ongoing support and prayers. Your kind words during this time have meant more than I can express. And your prayers were answered.
God bless each and every one of you. If there's ever anything I can do for you, I hope you won't hesitate to call upon me. I am eternally grateful.