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? :-)
If you have an alarm and can cancel call them now to see how long you need to give notice to cancel/transfer the contract. That is one of the bills that gave us the biggest hassle. Cheers and good luck you busy woman!ReplyDelete
No alarm, luckily. Just garbage & utilities!Delete
$5,000 a month for a rental? Wow! That is scary!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you had a great visit though!
Oh, it's absolutely nuts. Every time I think of spending $60,000/year on something that I don't/won't own, it's a little terrifying.Delete
Good luck! You have a very busy couple of weeks planned. Make sure you enjoy it too. Will giving your notice at work affect your bonus or stock options? I thought that wasn't until September?ReplyDelete
I have my meeting with HR today, but I've read all of the plan documentation & should be good. Our paycheck is on 9/15, but I'll be working until 9/1, which should qualify me. Plus, I have three weeks of vacation where I'm technically *still employed*. But, definitely verifying all of the details with HR.Delete
Yikes! That's big money...but comes with the SF postcode I suppose.ReplyDelete
Good luck :)
Thanks! It's exciting terrifying at the same time. :-)Delete
Wow! And I thought I was busy! I'm excited to hear all about your new adventures in SF, AND your new role staying home with the boys!ReplyDelete