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kolbysmom January 9th, 2014 05:59 PM

2014 Chat
Hope everyone is good! I haven't seen anyone around in awhile.

My 2014 good (great) news is that DH got a job! It isn't exactly where we wanted, but at least it's a job. We'll be moving in the next month or so.
More good news is DH is still smoke-free!

wefrogy January 11th, 2014 07:42 PM

Re: 2014 Chat
great news on both the job and the smoking. How far will you be moving?

our 2014 is off to a pretty good start. We are wanting to sell our house and move to Fl. shooting for the summer

kolbysmom January 12th, 2014 03:49 PM

Re: 2014 Chat
We'll stay in Texas (boo) and be close to Ft Worth (more boo lol) but we'll be together (yay)

What made you decide to move to FL? Do you have family there?

MomtoKatieB January 13th, 2014 06:51 AM

Re: 2014 Chat
Congrats on the job and smoke free news. Yay on being together. Boo on being in a location where that is not a preferred one for you.

Congrats on the upcoming move to Florida.

For us, DH got a new job (he is going to be a temp until summer) before Thanksgiving. We are staying put in the area where we currently live. Other than that, no real big news.

kolbysmom January 13th, 2014 10:23 AM

Re: 2014 Chat
Yay for the new job! They can be hard to come by.

wefrogy January 15th, 2014 05:03 PM

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congrats on your hubbys job Beth.

Yes I was born in Daytona Beach and lived in FL in my younger years. My dad, brother, sister and their families live there and we go down every summer to visit them

kolbysmom January 20th, 2014 06:11 AM

Re: 2014 Chat
Michelle-that makes sense. lol

Well, you've heard the expression feast or famine? DH got offered another job! This one will allow us to stay here (yay)

kolbysmom January 28th, 2014 05:10 AM

Re: 2014 Chat
It's been a long drawn out ordeal, but DH finally starts orientation with FedEx this morning. We're just happy to get to stay here.

wefrogy February 16th, 2014 07:42 AM

Re: 2014 Chat
Hi ladies

wow this year is already going by so fast. didn't realize it's been as long as it has since I last checked in.

I've been pretty pre occupied with our pending move. It's been a bit of a kiddie roller coaster ride so far.

In January we had a friend who is a realtor come and look at our house. She did some comparables to what has sold recently and similar to our home and came back with a price. It was lower than what we were wanting it to be. A little blow to our plan.

Then my brother n law showed some interest so we decided we would sell to him for the price the realtor came back with. It's a win win win. We get to sell and move, my n laws don't have strangers living next to them (their property boards ours on two sides) and my brother n law can own his own home (he and his wife are currently raising two kids in a small rented single wide trailer).

We have been looking for houses on line for the past several weeks and talking to a realtor in FL. We find ones we like, then they sell or are too much. Frustrating trying to find a home so many miles away.

A couple days ago I contacted a mortgage company in FL and applied for pre approval. Most everything here is in my husbands name and he has a black mark on his credit from an issue we had a couple years ago and all our debt shows on him so our new home purchase will have to fall on me and my credit alone. I did get the pre approval, but with the stipulation that I make pretty much the same income I make here. That's not going to be so easy to start as I have been with my job for 9 years.

Factor in that I have to get a job down there before a lender will even consider me, time to find a home, closing etc. WE have a camper, but with our animals we cannot live in it for any extended amount of time. So we have now changed our search from trying to a home comparable to ours to something we can afford outright cash so we can close quicker and have something to move into shortly after we get there. Renting is just not something we want to do.

We searched schools and the kids have their preferences on the ones they want so we are also trying to find homes in a particular area.

Time is ticking away and we plan to close here with my brother n law in April and "rent" from him til June when the kids get out of school.

We have also made the decision that we need to re-home one of our dogs. He was a rescue we took in 3 years ago. He is a handful and fits in fine in the rural area we live in with little to no neighbors and a couple acres property, but will be a problem in a smaller yard and area with neighbors.

This whole process is mentally exhausting and I don't want to even think about downsizing all our crap and packing yet

kolbysmom February 17th, 2014 03:21 PM

Re: 2014 Chat
Whew! That does sound exhausting! I'm glad that you're bil will be getting the house. Boo on having to re-home one of your dogs, that had to be a tough decision.

I agree! February is zooming by. I can't believe how fast it is going. We're getting used to DHs long hours (he works 4 10 hour shifts) but are still ecstatic that we didn't have to move.

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