This has been a weird year so far. Yes I know it just started.
My husband is living in North Carolina now.
-We are still married.
-I am still madly in love with him and his mad towel-folding skillz.
-He is still madly in love with me and my obsessive lust for Diet Pepsi and horrible television.
We've been discussing moving for a long time. The reasons behind this are many, and not appropriate for a public forum. I'll just say that I've been hit pretty hard with the whole "what's really important in life" thing, and I tend to take heed when that happens.
Jason was laid off in October. We made the final decision then. My job is just going to be my job no matter where I live and he got a new job in North Carolina, getting out of the horrible field that crushed his soul for so many years. He seems...well, more like the man I fell in love with. Which is awesome.
Not awesome? He lives six hours away right now.
If you've read the news at any point in the last couple of years, you are probably aware the housing market? Blows goats. It's not as bad in our area, and my research indicated that houses typically stay on the market in our town for about 114 days. So we put in new floors, painted everything, made it all look sassy and lovely and put our first home together on the market.
Twenty-two days later? We got an offer.
A really great offer.
A, "We can't not take this" kind of offer.
So we did.
They want to close at the end of February. I cried about telling my children they have to leave their 8th grade year with only a few months left, but they were amazing. My son was like, "FINALLY!" and my daughter, who is in her school play and has been practicing diligently and who is now going to have to miss it, placed her hand on my leg and said, "You know what mom? It's going to be okay. In this market, you have to take a good offer like that." Which, in case there is any doubt, made me cry even harder.
I'm pretty stressed.
I'm kind of scared.
I'm maybe a little sad.
But it's okay.
Well. It's not.
But it's going to be okay.
SOMEONE TELL ME IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY.