On the road again?
Welp, no shocker here. E found a job (we're hoping it's a permanent thing, but don't know for sure yet). He's scheduled to head out midweek next week, driving 8 hours west of here to the great state of Colorado. We've been lead to believe he's already hired, but just needs to meet with the head hauncho guy of this company as a "final interview" component and he should be ready to start working the very next day. So? We're running with it.
Yes, that means I'll be back to being a single-married parent with TWO kids this time. However, I believe he's still going to take the big dog, so I'll be down to only furball again. Depending on how everything plays out, we could very well be looking to re-locate at the end of the school year.
How do I feel about it all?
Honestly, I'm ok. I think I'm going through the motions (we've done it enough before) that we're just trying to get ready for him to head out. AND? The fact that it's only 8 hours away makes me feel like he just so much closer than he was in TX. One state between us instead of a few? Awesome.
It's going to be an adjustment, it always is, but knowing this time that if it's permanent we're moving feels good. I won't do another year apart so I'll be hitting the job hunt as soon we know it's a for sure thing. He'll be working north of Denver so I'd like to look in the area closest to where he's looking. In my wildest dreams, we'd buy a house right away, but in reality, that's not going to happen. We'll hopefully rent (I'd like a house again), but we'll see. Our dream has been to build a house, but we've never really been in that position before. As of now, we're hoping to make that dream a reality in the next ten years (or less). I know I'd like to start building in the next 5 if we can.
So while I prep to single mom it again, run around making menus and grabbing groceries, finishing up laundry for E, and helping him find a place to live say a little prayer for me. Say a prayer for my husband for safe travels & employment that he enjoys and makes him feel fulfilled. Say a prayer for my kids for an easy adjustment (and happy, follow direction mornings for mom). I think we're gonna need it. ;)