Wow, that's great, Unk!
Yesterday, after two years on the casual list, I got a permanent position as a library assistant at one of the elementary schools in town here. I took 7 years off work after having my twins, then went back as a casual, and now I finally have a home I can call my own, where I can get to know the kids and really make some things happen. I'm thrilled! The best part is, it's 4 hours a day, during school hours so I can drop off and pick up my own kids from their school, and it carries BENEFITS! Mr. S works from home doing contract work, so we haven't had benefits for a long time, so this is huge for us.