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No California For Now

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oh it's a whirlwind right now in our life, you have probably noticed I have not been online lately. We were supposed to move to Lancaster, California as mentioned in February and we have been getting all prepared to move. We packed everything up, resigned from jobs on a certain date, setup our house lease to end and prepared for the movers to come on a certain date and time. As the date got closer to moving, the new employer for my husband got more and more suspicious in telling us information and assisting with the move from Virginia to California. In the end, we couldn't see the move happening without specific information in order and set in stone. So we chose to end the work contract and not move. Then my husband's current company started laying off people in large groups and of course since he had already resigned they could not reinstate his employment. See, it's a whirlwind...

Right now we have so many mixed opinions about what happened and why. Thankfully we are keeping our faith and trusting in God for instructions on how to move on from here. As two university educated individuals we have never been without work (I still have an online position but only part-time) so this is very different for us. Since it has been a different situation, we chose not to get another contract for a new house rental and came to Michigan to be with family. We thought it was a nice time to reconnect with family members and have a little fun before going to our next state for employment. So while my husband is searching for a different job, we are staying in Michigan while our personal belongings are in storage in Virginia. Sounds strange but it's working and my husband's family is enjoying us being here for now since we haven't lived in Michigan for over ten years.

So now you are all updated. It's been a crazy life lately so now that we are finally getting into a little bit of a routine, I can finally have the gumption to write this and put it out there. I know unemployment happens to everyone but seeing as it was partially our choice and seeing as we are highly educated, it is a bit embarrassing. It shouldn't be but it still is... but humility is part of life I guess.

On to happier things. Lately DH and I have been getting into some running outside and enjoying the nice weather (minus the snow fall last night). Pup walks are a great way to get out in the sun and also we are staying on a lake so we just starting up the kayaking. We do not have a gym here but we hope to get some home workouts done once we find a large enough space to do it. emoticon

Okay all updated - wish it would be a happier message but hopefully soon it will be... emoticon
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  • JANUT57
    Wishing you the best. Stay positive. emoticon
    2620 days ago
    2621 days ago
    That is really strange about the CA employer (passive-aggressively!) backing out of helping you guys move over there. Good luck with the new job search and the transition to wherever it is you'll end up! I'm starting to empathize with you and your husband about the unemployed life soon enough (just got my last paycheck in grad school and still need to defend, finish writing thesis, and submit before I can commit to searching for jobs).

    Wishing you both all the best! It'll work out in the end. :)
    2621 days ago
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