Our visit to California was great, but definitely reinforced that M & I are wildly different people. ;-) The fact that he grew up in a city of 8 million people, & I grew up in one with 2,500 people is not lost on me. We see the same area & have wildly different interpretations of its livability. ;-) Honestly, this experience has made me realize how far we've come with our communication & ability to compromise. I feel very lucky to be in such a strong marriage, because a move like this is not the easiest thing in the world to go through. I do think we've landed on a town that will likely work for both of us, so now it's just a matter of finding an appropriate rental. If we find a 3 bedroom for less than $5,000/month, I'll be thrilled. How scary is that?
Things I'm committing to for the next couple of weeks, in order to retain my own sanity:
- Work out a minimum of 2x/week. This is not a lot for me, honestly, but I have to commit. So many other competing priorities have made this not an option lately, but it's a must do.
- Wrap up my Ebay stuff until we're moved/unpacked. I finished/mailed my last package today, & I'm pretty much out of stuff to sell anyway. Good timing. ;-) I've made $2333 on eBay so far this year (that's the net profit - after shipping, fees, etc). Not too shabby!
- Sell our treadmill. It is not getting moved, so this is a must do.
- Finalize housing. We have temporary housing as a back up, but we're actually hoping to find our own place in another city that we both prefer.
- Register the kids in school. This is dependent on #5. If it comes down to the wire, I'll register them at our temp housing address.
- Give notice at work (Thursday!!!)
- Pack & shop for my family beach vacation, & enjoy it. Who knows when it will happen again?
- Buy one way tickets for our flight to San Francisco.
- Sell all the rest of our furnishings that we're not moving.
- Cancel utilities.
My personal top 10! Of course, there are a million other things, but I'm trying to handle the biggies.
What are you up to this week? Does your spouse have a wildly different idea of where they'd like to live than you? :-)