We received an email early Tuesday morning with a revised salary for the offer, which we were very happy to accept after a very long Monday. I believe Alan jumped about 3 feet into the air and let out a loud scream. After calmly composing an email response, it was complete. I asked him to check to make sure it was sent, a virtual pinch of sorts.
The past 24 hours has been a rush to learn as much information as we can. There are many decisions to make. Since we live in DC, we luckily do not have to worry about a move for A-100, like many others.
Alan officially signed off of the Yahoo group dedicated to those who are trying to get into the Foreign Service with:
* I'm probably the only person to ever get bonus points in the Tongan language.
* I'm possibly the only person to accept an A-100 offer, do a little woop-woop dance, and then immediately take a plunger to a backed-up toilet.
* I'll be one of the few who passed under the last offering of the FSWE system and the first offering of the new FSOT system.