OK, so here goes......tap, tap, tap......is this thing turned on? Am I really doing this? Am I really about to share our dirty secrets to anyone who wants to listen? Or maybe I should have said, "Tap, tap, tap......is anyone listening?"
So, I'm gonna put it out there. We are jobless but we aren't homeless (I'm very thankful to my Mother!). Today is the day that our journey begins.
Well actually it started about two weeks ago but today is the day I decided to start sharing. You see we have had a tough run of luck like many others in today's economy.
Flashback to August 2010. We were living in beautiful Temecula, California where we owned a modest 3 bedroom home. We were enjoying a happy, financially comfortable life with our 2 beautiful children. And then.........Michael lost his job.
It took three months, but he was offered a decent job in Las Vegas, Nevada. We did what anyone in this economy would do. We uprooted our family and moved to Las Vegas, I mean who's gonna turn down a decent job offer, right? We shelled out $5,000 to the movers and got all comfy cozy in a nice 4 bedroom home. We thought everything was going to be alright.
Flash forward to August 2011. The job isn't going well, Michael is NOT happy and our landlord isn't going to renew our lease. She is planning on short selling her house. (LOL!) Have I mentioned that we have yet to complete the sale of our home in California which we put on the market in November 2010. Fingers crossed, we are scheduled to close this month.
So we start thinking...........Michael's job isn't going well, we have to move AGAIN anyway, and my Mother has offered us her "extra" house if we ever wanted to move to Phoenix. So that's it, we decided, it's time to reinvent ourselves! Not just dust ourselves off and do the same thing again but come up with a completely different plan. We aren't totally sure of the details of the plan but we'll get there, eventually. Baby steps, right? Michael resigned from his job (his last day is next Thursday) and the packing has begun. And yes, we are shelling out more money to move our stuff once again!
Well that's it for now. Hopefully someone was listening!
P.S. A big shout out to Dwija from houseunseen.com for inspiring me to do this blog!