Archive for October, 2011

October 27, 2011

Well, we won’t be homeless

by happytogethergirl

I’m sure you’ve been on the edge of your seat since I haven’t posted in awhile.  All one of you.  Anyway, we recently got back from a week-long scouting trip to Charleston.  It was amazing.  We were walking/driving around everywhere saying, “I can’t believe we get to live here!”  It’s beautiful, everyone is so nice (our server at one restaurant gave us a discount as a “Welcome to Charleston!” how cool is that?), and we felt really at home around all of that water!

Important things:

  • T’s new boss said he’s all good to go there, he’ll be put on the schedule the week we get down there.
  • I had an interview for my potential transfer and it made me realize how much I do NOT want to keep my current job.  So I’m on the lookout for something new.
  • We signed a lease!  We’ll be living on James Island (we’ll be living on an island, how cool is THAT?!) in a 2BR/2BA condo so that we can have constant visitors.  We’re so excited to show our friends and family around our new city.

 

In other, not as important, but definitely cool news:

  • We LOVED the downtown open air market and “bookmarked” some booths to come back to after we move.
  • The food scene looks amazing and we love to eat.
  • The waterways are already tempting us to buy a boat
  • Our condo is pet friendly so we definitely see a Golden Retriever in our future.

We hit some pretty good restaurants while we were down there (Basil, Jestine’s Kitchen, Vickery’s Mount Pleasant) and were sufficiently impressed with each one.

I’ll have another post later about more logistics involving moving, changing banks, registering cars, etc.  It will be riveting.  To all one of you 🙂

 

~ A

 

 

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October 8, 2011

Oh, happy day

by happytogethergirl

I just looked at the monthly average temperatures for Charleston, SC and it only goes two months out, but for the end of November the average high is 61 and average low is 50.  I’m doing a little dance in my chair 🙂  I despise the cold and can’t wait to go south!

October 3, 2011

Like a rollercoaster…

by happytogethergirl

It goes up and down!  I got an e-mail from the Senior Director of the department I would be working for at the Charleston school.  He requested a phone interview with me and I told him I’d be visiting the city in person the week of October 17th so we scheduled an in-person interview for that week.  And just like that, things are totally different.  If I keep my job we will be much more financially secure, we will have seamless health coverage, it will be easier to rent an apartment, etc.  So I’ve had to completely switch gears at work in the last week and a half.  I was in “I’m leaving so I’ll get my work done, but not kill myself stressing about work” mode and now I’m back to “I need to really excel in this position so I’m an attractive candidate to the new location!”  It’s been tough and exhausting, especially considering this is our busiest time of year.

In other news, T spoke to his boss and his boss’ boss about leaving and they were bummed (because he’s awesome!), but supportive.  They’re going to e-mail the Charleston store to let them know T is coming down there and to recommend him for a position.  We’re hoping he’ll get to have an interview while we’re in town.

We’re starting to call and e-mail about apartments to try to set up appointments to view them.  I just worry about them being spoken for before we get down there, but hey…that’s the nature of the game I guess.  It’s starting to get more exciting (and more scary) every day.  But I have an amazing partner in this adventure, so I’m not worried about a thing.  Well, not very worried, anyway 🙂

 

~ A