yesterday i got an email from the manager who i interviewed with the third time. his message asked if there was a number where i could be reached. i quickly replied and then anxiously waited for the phone to ring. i was pretty confident that they were going to be making an offer, otherwise they’d have probably felt ok with just leaving me a message. after almost 2 hours the phone finally rang. he let me know that they were in the process of putting together the official written offer but he wanted to tell me about it and find out if i had any initial problems with it. in general it was a pretty good offer (including covering my relocation costs was a plus), but there were a couple of concerns that i had. he said he was going to talk to hr and see what he could do. this morning i got a call from him to let me know that they were able to address the issues i’d raised and that he was overnighting all the official paperwork to me, so i should have all that tomorrow. barring anything that arises in the details they send me, it looks like i’ll probably be accepting the offer and we’ll be moving to the toronto area with a start date of july 5/2004. it’s been a while going through all the interviews, but worth it. we’re excited about the move and look forward to being back in canada.