Sunday, August 24, 2008

My Life is Officially a Whirlwind

OK! If you aren't sitting down, you better find a seat, and if you are already sitting, you better hold onto the chair............................

Friday HoneyBunny and I received a job offer in Wyoming!! Then TODAY the owner of the business met with us and asked us how soon we could be moved up there! They need us up there NOW! We said, "Ummmmmm, can we have a few weeks to quit our jobs here, sell our house, pack up our entire lives, transfer our children to new schools, and say good-bye to all of our friends and family?" They were reluctant, but said that we were perfect for the job and therefore worth the wait.

Can you believe it!!!!????? My head is spinning and I keep having to take a deep breath in an effort to slow my pounding heart down.

This is an answer to our prayers. As you know HoneyBunny has been working under the threat that any day he is going to have to go on permanent disability because of his back problems and he just can't drive his dump truck anymore. We have racked our brains for months now trying to figure out what in the world we are going to do. He can't do a desk job because he can't sit for extended periods of time, he can't be on his feet for long periods of time, etc. and so we haven't been able to come up with anything. We certainly can't live on my income alone!!! We had owned our own business at one time, but we are in no kind of financial situation to where it would be possible for us to start another one. So we have just been in a state of complete frustration and hopelessness.....Until Friday when this phone call came in.

What is the job offer? Oh ya! Managing a motel. We will live on the premises--so no more house payments, property taxes, power bills, etc., etc. They have a person that comes in during the week so that we can have some time to get away. All we have to do is maintain the property and check the guests in and out, essentially. The head maid takes care of all of the laundry and cleaning of the rooms so we don't do any of that. AND, believe it or not it gets better, there is a small store in the motel that is empty and they thought that it would be perfect for a yarn/souvenir shop! Well, they certainly know how to motivate me!!!

So, we are moving in four weeks. I'll try to keep you posted.


Carol VR said...


Good thing for blogland, your only moving physically, but we'll all get to still visit in the sense of the blog-osphere.

Congrats... keep us posted.

Awesome Mom said...

Moving is crazy I know!! I hope the job is everything that you need it to be. Good luck with your move.

Hege said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you both!!
And I really hope you'll get a yarn/souvenir shop up and running :)
Sound fun!

AfternoonMoon said...

That would seriously make my head spin! But so CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Not paying for liabilities, like house, water, electricity, etc is so much a money saver and a stash enhancer! And a potential yarn store to boot? Go girl!

Talk to a financial advisor to invest the house money. That is retirement IN THE BANK. Tie that money up so it can't be spent, or it will dissappear slowly until it is gone.

Tama said...

Thank you all!! I am very excited/nervous/worried/anxious/etcall at once.

Angela said...

Congratulations, that sounds like a wonderful opportunity ... and a yarn shop to boot, whoo hoo!!

Anni said...

Wow, congratulations. This sounds like a fantastic opportunity and a real answer to prayers. Good luck with all the moving stuff etc and I hope you and husband and the kids settle into your new lives quickly. I know it'll be hard to move away but I'm sur it'll be worth it if it's a job your husband can carry on doing. I'm so excited for you.