Monday, May 2, 2011

A Blog a Day in May Day #2 - Just Jump

Well, it looks like we are officially moving...in 30 days and 11 months before we had originally planned. But the opportunity presented itself so we jumped on it.

It all started the week before Easter. Chris and I were standing out on the balcony and our friend asked if we had jumper cables. Ironically we did, although I don't think we actually ever used them. They were really for our friend's, friend who happen to live directly across the street from us. We all chatted and came to find out that our new friend was moving out, but needed to vacate the apartment a month early. It just so happened that they were moving out of the apartment that Chris and I have loved for 7 years. It's a great location and most importantly, it's a two bedroom, which our little family could really use. Our one bedroom is becoming very cramped.

After checking with his wife, they invited us up to check out the layout. We instantly fell in love with it. It was as perfect inside as we had always envisioned from across the street. We came home and started talking about it and crunching some numbers. It was crazy. I only had 2 weeks of work left and no prospects in sight. We just agreed that Chris would start looking for a job back in Jersey and we still had a lot of financial repair to do. So, needless to say, it was a completely crazy idea. We decided let's take it one step at a time and let the chips fall where they may.

We filled out the application and waited to hear. Within a day or so, the office called and we were approved. YAY. So, after some negotiating, qrranged the additional security and we were off!!

We now have the grueling task of moving 7 years worth of stuff. But it is a very exciting and wonderful thing although I must admit, it is a little scary.

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