Oh wow, so much change has happened since the start of September! On the day of my last post, my husband had a big interview with the CEO of a company that he had applied with in late August. He felt he did really well in the interview, and we were both on pins and needles waiting to hear back.
On the 5th, we learned that he had been offered this amazing job as a motion graphics designer for Aspen Labs. Woo-hoo! Fantastic! Brian has been working hard to find a permanent, full-time position, as freelance can be very hit-or-miss.
The catch? The job is in Boise, Idaho. And they want him to start on September 24th. Whoa!
We got cracking: picked up a ton of boxes from his contact job at Amazon, started going through the stuff we’ve accumulated in our 4 years together, and began the (seemingly) monumental task of packing up our lives to move to a brand new (to us) place. Fast forward to now, and we’ve done it!
In just two weeks, we went through our belongings, donated a ton of good quality, gently used items to Goodwill and Northwest Furniture Bank, and offloaded a bunch of stuff we’ve been hanging on to for no good reason (especially me!).
Now it’s Friday, September 19, and we’re up super early, preparing our boxes and furniture to be moved onto the truck we’ll pick up later this morning. The plan is to load up, get some sleep, and take off around midnight. Google maps tells us it takes about 8 hours to get to Boise from Federal Way, and if we time everything right, we’re hoping to be done with our move by late afternoon tomorrow.
Wish us luck! Hoping everything goes smoothly, especially having to bring our two kitties along with us. I’ll be back once we’ve settled in a bit. Plus, after a week of being unable to prorate and cook my healthy meals, I am in need of some butt-kicking exercise! So plan on seeing some new posts about my return to the Fix!
Have a great weekend, everyone!