By Pesach, about a month after Donny's trip, he still did not have a official offer from MS. The builder was starting to get anxious and putting pressure on us. On the trip down to Baltimore for Pesach, we said that if Donny didn't get a firm offer from Haifa after Pesach, we wouldn't buy the house and look instead at working in the Herziliyah office.
After Pesach, it was clear that there would not be a job in Haifa.
We were disappointed that our dream job, house, and commute combusted. But we started looking into the communities around Herziliyah and re-planning our aliyah.