Last year, B started looking for a new job, and we had focused our search not only on the midwest, but even more specifically in Michigan. Yes, it makes a lot of sense to move in the middle of an economic downturn to the financially worst state in the country (doesn't it?)................................ Unfortunately nothing really panned out, and he ended up taking a new job in the Chicago suburbs in early July. After awhile, he realized that his job was something that could be done from home- few meetings, everything done on the phone or via email, his boss lives and works in Dallas, etc. He encouraged me to apply for my dream job in Michigan figuring that if the interviews went well, he would talk to his boss and see what would progress from there. Well, the great news is that I had two interviews for this job and was offered the position at the beginning of this month!!!!!!! It's an awesome job, one that I'm quite knowledgable in, and the others in the practice are wonderful. I cannot wait to start! I am currently waiting for licensure and then have to go through hospital credentialing, so, if all goes well, I'll start in December (though it could be January).
The discouraging news is that B's company "restructured" last week and his job is not as secure as we thought. We will be okay for awhile, but we're definitely looking into other options asap. The new boss he would have had in the restructuring isn't wonderful (at best!), so even had we stayed in Chi-town, he would have been looking for something else anyway. We've decided just to go for the new and not look back on other possibilities. We both REALLY want to be in Michigan, and we'll just have to figure things out as we go along. I'm so glad we are good with money and saving because we know we have a huge cushion to work with which makes this whole thing a lot less intimidating. This makes not buying all the frivolous purchases that I've dreamt of over the years truly worth it.
We're heading up there on Friday night to house hunt for the weekend. We've got two main school districts we're looking into and quite a list of houses to go through on Sat and Sunday. Our realtor said no more than 8 houses per day- that's 5 hours each day of house "shopping" as B likes to call it. I think that will be plenty!! We're also going to see his wonderful cousin and a friend of mine who just got her dossier on her new TWIN baby boys that they are adopting from Africa! It should be a wonderful weekend in our soon to be new hometown!