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Our news has finally arrived!

Our news has finally arrived!

This post is password protected because some of N’s coworkers are nosy and vindictive and he really wants to keep this info private until he has the chance to tell his boss himself.

After we stressed out and had anxiety, my cycle got all jacked up with the stress, N’s was just walking around with his “poopy pants on”, we felt angry and unprepared, we sent out about 15 resume tapes, applied to 6 jobs online and the very next day we get the long awaited job offer.

It is exactly what we asked for in negotiations, we are thrilled and very relieved! It is for $55,000-$60,000 over three years, plus grooming perks, benefits after 30 days, $1500 in moving expenses oh and the cost of living is 10% lower there than it is here. Livable houses start in the $50,000 and go all the way up to $200,000 so we will totally be able to find something in our price range.

This pretty much sets the course for our lives this summer, we’re moving somewhere for sure! Now we just wait to see if any better offers come from other places as a result of the massive amounts of tapes we sent already.

We are open to any offer better than the one we are already sitting on but if we don’t see it in the next two weeks we’ll still have Evansville to fall back on, it is a totally acceptable offer to us!

Now I really have to get busy with packing and moving research! We were thinking of using a “you pack we drive” moving company, have one you would recommend? We are also thinking of trading the broke down Nissan for a running old beater motor home, or we will sell the Nissan and use the money to buy a used motor home…

Ugh, there is so much to do over the next 2 months but I am just so glad to know we will be doing this (for sure). Some direction is better than no direction, you know? So, life is about to get exciting for us again… I just know it is going to be a wild ride but I can’t wait.

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  • Wicked good! And don’t be too surprised if you get some interesting bites!

    witchypoos last blog post..More June Peeps

    June 18, 2008 at 12:23 pm
  • That is wonderful news! I can tell a huge weight has been lifted from reading your words 🙂

    Sandy (Momisodes)s last blog post..Roll Out the Red Carpet

    June 18, 2008 at 12:54 pm
  • YAY!!! I’m so happy that you finally got good news for a change! The two of you must feel about 100 lbs lighter now that you are no longer in limbo:)

    I have no idea about moving trucks, so I can’t offer any tidbits on that, but again…yay!!!

    Beckys last blog post..Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting….

    June 18, 2008 at 2:33 pm
  • Awesome! Simply awesome! I’m so happy for you both and yes, although it may be busy for the next couple of months, at least you can move ahead in a specific direction. All that uncertainty is so annoying. YAY!!! 🙂 Hugs to you both!

    Teenis last blog post..Back to the Beginning Meme

    June 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm
  • I cannot even tell you how excited I am for you! Any time life gives you this kind of opportunity to expand and grow is amazing and exhilarating! I cannot wait to hear the story as it goes. You are SO going to have fun this summer. Exhausting, but fun! At the end you will look back and applaud yourselves. I hope you take a lot of pictures and share them.

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    June 20, 2008 at 9:54 pm

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