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Old 03-02-2011, 08:51 AM
Location: Somewhere between NC and FL
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Hey, guys! I just wanted to thank all of you again for your advice, support and encouragment. You really helped me. Thanks.

Now, for an update on our situation. If you're wondering, "who the hell is this person and why does she think I care about an update?", you can read these threads if you have absolutely nothing else to do:

In which I introduce myself, freak out and then calm down

In which The Bastards show their true colors

In which it begins to become clear that The Bastards are going to screw us, but I remain in denial anyway

So, the deal on the house did fall through after all. The lovely folks who backed out are now referred to as The Bastards Who Strung Us Along for a Month and Then Screwed Us, or, for short, just The Bastards.

Anyway, we decided to leave the house on the market until 3/31. After running some real numbers, my husband and I decided that it would be too difficult financially for me to quit my job before the house sells. So, my daughter and I are still in NC, and husband is in FL. We've had good traffic on the house, and the end of March will be a full six months on the market. If we can't sell it by then, we've decided to rent it out. We've checked with a rental agent, and it will cost us about $120/month plus their one-time listing fee of $1,000. We're not too excited about the monthly fee, but we'd rather pay it than try to be long distance landlords.

A twist in the tale has to do with my husband. He's admitted to me that he kind of feels like he won't advance any further with the company. He says he likes his job, but he thinks his immediate boss doesn't want to lose him and won't promote him any further. I asked him if he would consider looking for a job back in NC, and he said he would. He told me that the plan was still to move to FL, but he didn't see any harm in looking.

One of my sisters is a headhunter in Charlotte, and of course she's eager to help him look for something back here. So, that part of it would be enthusiastically done for him.

Here's the thing, though: His job keeps him so busy, he doesn't have time to work on his resume. And when he does have time, he's very tired. I'm trying not to nag him too much, but he did say he would look. And my sister can't start anything without an updated resume. I'm afraid he won't get something done in time.

Y'all, if we do have to move to Florida, I will sincerely make the best of it. I think I'll even be happy there. The fact is, I okayed the move at the start. And I'm an adult. But I'm adult with second thoughts! If there's a chance to stay in NC, in all honesty, I would much rather do that. I know some of you are shaking your heads at me right now, and I don't blame you. But I love my family. I love my home state. Given the choice, I would rather not move. I want my husband to be happy, too, though.

Well, this post is quite similar to my first post, I've realized. Seems I just can't get right with this move! Lord. I'm annoying myself at this point.

Thanks for listening, again. I appreciate your responses.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Location: NC
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you do what youve gotta do...

and dont ya just hate bastards... been there, done that, lived to tell the tale.

if your hubby needs help with his resume, pm me, i know a lady who does a good job and doesnt charge an arm or a leg
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