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Friday, October 26, 2012

Discussion With Boss

Thank you for all the comments on yesterday's post.  Yes...we've really struggled the last couple years and it's definitely nice to be moving debt free!  So we're starting to hammer out some details.  I spoke with my boss and my boss' boss yesterday and both are very open to the idea of my working from Jacksonville.  It needs to go up another couple levels for approval and some corporate billing adjustments would need to be made, hoops would need to be jumped through but it turns out we've got a couple of offices in Jacksonville where I could get a desk and that may make it easier to approve.  I'll just have to wait and see how this shakes out. 

We're debating moving before or after Christmas.  In a way, I want to be here for Christmas as the new place would be half unpacked and a mess.  On the other hand, if we stay for Christmas, we won't have Hubby here and that's no bueno either.  Hubby spoke with the relocation team yesterday and it really is a nice package they have so the logistical aspect should be pretty smooth.  I told my sister (who lives in SC) and she's excited as we'll only be a few hours away.  Turns out Hubby has a friend who lives in FL (a couple hours away) so at least we'll know SOMEONE who we can maybe hang out with every now and then.  :)

I really don't have any other news as I will obsess over this move for the next 2 months.  LOL.  I still have to get one more 5k in this year...I'm thinking the "Shun the Sun" 5k to fight skin cancer.  We'll see.  I can tell you that working out at the gym is going to take a serious backseat after Hubby leaves as I just don't think I'll have the time.  On the bright side, they have several LA Fitness gyms in Jacksonville and my membership is national so there ya go.  Not so great side, I had already signed up for the Color Run and am not sure I can get a refund.  I must look into that.

Hubby and I are meeting some friends tonight for a Cowboy Mouth (I'm not sure if that's right) concert at a local casino.  I have never heard of them but Hubby and another friend love them so I'm open to it.  Also, a night out is always nice.  We had a sitter lined up but my mom offered to watch the girls instead and who are we to say no to free babysitting?  We also have the Fall Festival at the girls' school.  We'll be there for the first half hour and then my mom's going to finish it out.  We didn't plan this well. Tomorrow is eyebrow waxing time and I am hellbent on cleaning my house.  Hope y'all have an awesome weekend!

Friday Funny...

8 comments:

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Be with Hubby....you won't care that the house was a wreck when you think back on that Christmas. It will be an adventure! So excited for you! Great news on your job, too. Meant to be!

Michelle said...

Moves are tough I live 3 hrs away from my family and friends. I miss alot of events!

Anyway I love the cartoon! That cracked me up

responsibility199 said...

Um, Cowboy Mouth? You mention two words that normally do not go side by side, Cowboy Mouth, and that's it? Dangerous to leave the definition to my imagination; not that I will let my imagination ponder Cowboy Mouth.

Congrats on the hubby job and move news. No doubt will be stressful and a chore to make happen. But sounds like an opportunity has been put before the MandaPanda clan, exciting!

jennxaz said...

Holy cow that is awesome news about the job..nice to have that in your back pocket. Things are coming together...so excited for you!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

That sounds so promising with the job. Good luck with everything!!

adorkbl said...

I agree with Tina. Go and be with hubby. It will be an adventure. Have to have the family together for Christmas.

Hope your job can transfer to Jacksonville. That will makes things easier.

Jacquie said...

I am so excited for you and your family! Plus, I am excited for me! I live in Ormond Beach, FL which is less than an hour south of Jacksonville! I go to Jacksonville quite often for the shopping and restaurants. We will definitely have to get together when you get settled. I am trying to get my daughters to relocate to Jacksonville...it is a very nice area!

Momee3021 said...

OMG OMG!!! I vote that you Go before Christmas...

Why...

1. Easier for kiddies to start at the new school after a long break.

2. Christmas isn't Christmas without hubby I know - mine works it every few years.

3. Selfish 100% reason... My family has rented a house in Orlando and we are there from December 17-27th. So I can finally meet the Fabulous Panda!

Good luck and keep us posted!