Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Two birds with one stone...short story is that yes, I took the job in Atlanta. :o)
The long story goes something like this...this time last year I was getting laid off after 10 years at the same company. I was one of the lucky ones who found another job right away - although the money was slightly better it was actually a step backwards for me in terms of the work itself.
I got an email from a recruiter (God bless monster.com!!) with a subject line that read "Would you consider Atlanta?" After discussing it with hubby we decided it was worth a phone interview. That went rather well so we decided what the heck - go ahead and fly out there to interview. Uh-oh...that went REALLY well...now what?! :o)
We've both lived in San Diego for as long as we can remember (1965 for him, 1978 for me). Our families are there, along with all of our memories, but one of our biggest dreams of buying a home was NOT going to happen there (the 2-bedroom condo wewere renting was selling for $450,000 – yes, for a freaking condo!!).
Anyway, we flew out at Thanksgiving to see if hubby and I could picture ourselves living down South. Funny thing...we could!! So, as Seinfeld would say, yadda yadda yadda we’ve moved from San Diego to Atlanta and we close on our house at the end of January!! :o)
Did I mention that it’s half the price of that condo, twice as big, and less than 5 miles from work? :o)
GOD IS SO AWESOME!!!