Monday, March 12, 2012

A Little Hiatus

Tomorrow morning I will load The Horde in the Dawg Yacht and we will strike out for Nashville, TN.  It's amazing how fast our relocation happened, considering how long it took for me to find a job!

I've rented what looks like a lovely little house in Nashville that is very close to my new office and lots of other things too.  I rented it based on pictures and a description on the property management website because it was the only house I could find on short notice that fit all my criteria; pet-friendly, fully fenced yard and a single level. It's like internet dating except that I am locked into this relationship for at least 2 years!

The movers loaded up all my household goods last Friday and I've spent the last few days gathering up the things that are still in the house and deciding what to take and what to leave.  Since UHM will be staying in the house for at least a little while longer, there isn't as much of a rush to get EVERYTHING out.

I've edited my possessions pretty well and one of the things I no longer have is a computer :(  So, I'll be taking a hiatus from blogging until I get a new one.  For those who are my FB friends, I will continue to post bits and pieces there since my phone will allow me to.  When I get back on line, I'll be unveiling a new website for Fairway Cardigans in addition to updating the blog.  I'm not sure how long the hiatus will last so please check back often.  I hope to be back on line within a couple of months.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Changing Priorities

Know what happens when you get a job that requires a move?  Your priorities change and things like blogging fall to the bottom of the list.

So, here are more details on what is going on with my new job and move....

I got the original offer a week ago Friday.  There are a couple of details still to be worked out but I will be working for Kirkland's, Inc. ( based out of Nashville, TN.  I'm hoping for a finalized offer today.  Once I have that, we can set a start date.

I've scoured the internet for a rental property that will accept dogs and meets my other criteria (single level, fully fenced yard and safe neighborhood).  I've found exactly ONE property that I love and have submitted an application to the property management group.  I am waiting for them to say, "We'd love to have you and your Horde move into our newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath house that is just 2.22 miles from your new office."  Ok, I didn't tell them the dogs are known as The Horde - I think there might be some negative connotations with the name.

I have gone through a lot of boxes in my storage unit.  I've consolidated, repacked and donated things so I am basically down to the bare minimums of what I need to move.  My couch and 2 upholstered chairs will also be looking for new homes via GoodWill or Habitat for Humanity.  I think 15-16 years is long enough for me to get the value out of them.  That means I will be living on cheap patio furniture until I find and can afford new furniture that I like.  By the way, it's entirely possible that my new furniture may be patio furniture as well.  The thought of being able to hose off the upholstery when it gets dirty is darned tempting and, honestly, some of the 'patio' furniture that's out there right now is as nice as any indoor furniture.  Besides, isn't bring the outdoors in terribly in fashion?

So, for the moment we are in a bit of a holding pattern but I expect that when things break loose there will be lots of movement VERY fast....