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I’ve been posting here and there about our family, Gordon’s new job, a pending move and what has been happening….cryptically.
If you are a devoted reader (a lot of you are!!), then you will have picked up on these sentences here and there and made a comment or sent me a lovely, inquiring email. I’ve thought about if and when I would post about what is happening and finally decided today is the day! I did want to wait a little longer, but honestly, there’s no reason to drag this out. I KNOW I’m going to keep getting those emails 😉
So hold onto your hats, because here she blows:
Gordon got a job!
In our 2016 Christmas post, I mentioned a little something about Gordon landing his dream job. Well, he did!!
So, what IS his job?
Technically, I can’t tell you what he will be doing (how annoying is that?) BUT!! I can tell you he will be working for the government in a law-enforcement-type roll. You can ask and guess and inquire for more details, but I can’t tell you because this platform of mine is ever-growing. Who knows who will be reading? So we are just trying to keep him safe 🙂
It’s not you, it’s me.
We are moving!
But didn’t you just move to Boise?
YES! We did move to Boise and words can not describe how much we love it here. Like, big puffy heart eyes LOVE LOVE LOVE it here.
But didn’t you buy your dream house in Boise?
YES! We did buy an amazingly perfect home for us in the perfect location for us with the perfect neighbors and friends for us.
But, Gordon got his dream job. As in the job he’s been dreaming about since BEFORE we got married. That’s 10+ years, folks. So, of course we will go wherever this job leads. We would be silly not to.
So, where will this job take you?
Well, it will probably take us lots of places, but for the next few years, this job takes us to…
New York City
Crazy, right? We love our low-key little life in Boise on the quietest street ever. But, we are trading it all in for a different kind of dream. One that means an apartment, busier streets, more adventures, lots of things to explore, more taxes (ew) and diversity galore. Plus, we will be living much closer to my parents which we haven’t been able to do for the past 13 years since I left for college. Out of everyone praying for Gordon to get this job, I think they were praying the hardest!
Where we are at now
So, Gordon has already started on this new career a couple of weeks ago and has left for training last week (I seriously cannot get away from all these darn trainings!! Ahh!!) Once Brooke and Blake are done school for the year, we will pack up (or sell!!) everything we have and head for the city. Our house went up for sale a few days ago and we are hopeful it will sell in time for us to move in the summer. Apparently that’s when the most apartments are available, so hooray for that! But, that also means thats when prices are the highest too.
Please give me all your tips and tricks for finding an apartment in the city! Do we need a realtor? Are the public schools awful? Is the cheaper apartment worth walking up 6 flights?
I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!!
Seriously, though, any info you got….lay it on me.
And yes, we will live in the CITY, not outside the city and have Gord commute. We just feel that if we live as close to his office as possible, we will see him extra hours in the day! Plus, he used to commute 2 hours a day to get to and from work (when we were in Portland) and he was MISERABLE. So, we will live in a shoebox in the sky and be a happy, close-knit family that spends as much time together as possible.
We are so excited (and nervous and scared) but mostly EXCITED!
Thanks for sharing in our joy!! We love you!!