In the Spring of 1985 Sheri and I time to move back to Utah from Nevada. (In Sheri's journal it says we were talking about moving as early as February.)
I discovered there may be a position opening up in Roosevelt. Ralph had called Sheri's mom about the job. I called Ralph and he gave me additional details. This was in March.
We made several trips to Utah--before the job even opened officially--to look at homes and ask about job possibilities. The job I had heard about was questionable for some time. Someone may have wanted to transfer into it.
I was so interested in returning to Utah I interviewed interview with the Ute Tribe with Joanne Yazzie. Fortunately I did not get the job, as things were always a bit unstable with the tribe. We waited nervously for some time.
Part of the problem was a worker with mental health (which at the time was also part of the state) was thinking of moving to Family Services. I later learned this was Rick Hendy. He decided to stay with mental health.
When those rumors started I did call the mental health office to ask about any job openings, but they didn't have any. That was also a blessing because there were very negative rumors about the management at mental health.
On one of these many trips to Utah, Sheri and I went so far as to pick a house we liked. It was a single wide trailer over a basement. We spent an evening on the porch and really dreamed for a while. The price was right and it did have some room to expand.
The job finally did come through, after some time of hoping, praying and worrying. I interviewed for the job in May.