Day 1 of the rest of our lives is upon us. We have finally made the move from our very high priced hometown to a very small town three states away. The last two days during the move, I have woken up feeling so much hope just overflowing at what the future holds. We will be living with my grandmother as we get the lay of the land before seeking housing of our own.
And I got a sign that we were going in the right direction during our 8 hour drive loaded down with the last our of our belongings. I got a call regarding a job, one small town away that I applied for 2 months ago! Woot, woot! Don’t know what will come of it, but it’s right up my alley and super close to our new town.
All of our stuff is in storage for $125 a month. It’s in a container that we can have delivered to us for a few hundred dollars or go pick it up at no cost. We are spending the weekend with friends in Atlanta as Gymnast will compete here for his last regular season meet with his old gym.
We will return to Virginia for one week in March for Gymnast to compete at states near DC. We have free housing for the week and will knock out orthodontist appointments and so on that same week. He will train here locally for the next three weeks and then return to his team gym for the week before states. We are so blessed with their flexibility and willingness to work with us.
So for the next three weeks we will be getting the lay of the land, seeking work (Sea Cadet and I at least) and trying to get the kids settled in.
Oh, and one more thing…I now have a “guaranteed” 25 hour a week job at the one I’ve been working for the past year. So it’s not full time income, but it is steady and more than I’ve had consistently. (Both my part time jobs have committed to keeping me on despite the move, so I continue to have regular income.) Will do a budget and goals post in the next month or so as the dust settles from the move.
Things are looking up. I am filled with HOPE for what this move could mean for us…lower cost of living, more work and who knows what else.