Hello everyone! Well, it’s been over a month since my last post, and boy, has it ever been a crazy month. Some time ago, my wife and I decided that it was best for our family to move back to the Midwest so we could afford to buy a house and settle down so our kids could remember where they grew up. So, over the last couple months, we have been insanely busy with the planning of a cross country move. The first major hurdle was making sure I had a good job in our new location. My company really came through for me and allowed me to work from home in the Midwest. I really can’t tell you how excited I am to have this opportunity.
With everything settled with my job, it was time to find a house. My wife is really incredible. She contacted a mortgage broker who had worked with some friends of ours and had us pre-approved for a mortgage in no time. We then decided it would be best if she went on the house hunting trip, and I would stay at home with the kids. She really was the best person for the job. She’s very organized and focused and did a great job over a long weekend to find the perfect house. She came back with a camera full of pictures, and by the end of the next week, we had an accepted offer on the house we wanted.
Now, you would think all of these things going on at once would be enough to drive a person mad, but the story’s not over yet. We were in a long term lease in the house we were renting and had to find a new tenant so we could get our of the lease. One night, we were just about to cook dinner, and we got a phone call from a family that was parked outside the house wanting to come in for a tour. We almost said no, but luckily we let them come into the house. They were a very nice family and really a perfect fit for the house. The next day, they spoke with the owner of the house and decided to rent it. The craziest thing was their time frame was the same as ours. The situation could not have been better.
With my job, a mortgage, a house, and our lease worked out, it was time to figure out how in the world we would get all of our things back to the Midwest.Â We had moved locally at the beginning of the year, and we knew how difficult it would be to pack, load, and transport all of our belongings, cars, and kids almost 2000 miles.Â We decided to hire a moving company, and it turned out to be a good decision.Â It was hard enough just getting the four of us to our new house.Â I can’t imagine what would have happened if we had to drive a huge truck as well.Â We all made it to our new home safe and sound, and most of household goods made it here in one piece.Â My buddy, Scott, was kind enough to let us keep our other car at his place until my parents got there last week for vacation.Â They’re going to drive back in a couple weeks, and then we’ll really have all of our things here.
So, that’s what my family and I have been up to since my last post.Â As usual, my wife is doing a wonderful job making our house a home once again.Â My daughter is meeting new friends and getting used to her new school, and my son’s getting used to wearing pants, socks, and shoes.Â It’s weird to think that he wore shorts and sandals most of his life until last month.
There have been many things going on in the world that I want to write about so check back soon for new posts.Â It’s good to be back!