Oh my goodness how the last 4 plus months have been quite the roller coaster. As you may have ready, we were planing on moving to Ohio for a job for my husband. But as life goes sometimes, plans have changed and we are still calling Texas our home sweet home from here on out.
See my husband went up to start the job in Ohio back in February. The kids and I stayed behind so that they could finish out school and soccer for the year. It also gave us time to research where we wanted to rent a house in Ohio and time to get our house here ready to sell. It was a long 4 months for sure. My kid’s schedule is already pretty busy with soccer 6 days a week, piled with various PTA duties, and tons of end of the year school programs and events, my time for much else is limited. Having to get a house ready to sell, packing, and doing the back and forth things with the home buyers was a lot to take on.
I tried to just remember to take it one day at a time and really just not let myself get overwhelmed. Not everyday was easy, but with tons of support and help from family and friends I got the house listed and had an offer on it in 24 hours. Thankfully they didn’t want to close for 6 weeks so it gave me time to pack the house and whatever else needed to get done. We got a storage unit just in case we didn’t find a rental house in Ohio by the time we had to move out of our Texas house.
As the days got closer in May to our closing date, we found a rental house in Ohio so that my husband could move out of his cousin’s house and settled in before the kids and I got up there. He was in the rental house all of two weeks when the job that he went up there for let him go. It was a huge blow to all of us. The last four months had been a massive roller coaster and we were finally seeing light at the end of the tracks where we could be back together as a family and start this new adventure.
The kids were looking forward to spending time where it actually snows, visiting all of the close cities and states up there. Just overall being able to experience some new things and meet new people. We had all been mentally and emotionally preparing to leave our friends, family, school, and soccer here. So many goodbyes already said and many tears shed. Sure we were excited to go, but sad at the same time to leave the things and people we loved.
Less than two weeks before we were to move, our world was flipped upside down again. I had to immediately look for a rental house here in Texas, get out of our rental in Ohio, and move our furniture right back in less than a two weeks time. My hubs immediately began sending out his resume to places in here. We were able to find a rental immediately that is only a street away from our old house. The kids will stay in the same school and soccer leagues.
While it was sad to sell our house, we were able to pay off a lot of debt and still have money for this costly move and two rental houses and be able to live for at least a month+ until my hubs can get a job again. While I don’t want to have to relive this roller coaster ever again, it taught me things about myself that I didn’t think I was capable of. It showed me I can handle more things than I ever thought possible. It showed me those who really cared about me and were there when I just needed to vent or help painting or packing a box or loading/unloading our moving truck twice. We have so many people to thank for their time, space to live, and just shoulder to lean on.
The kids are happy to have their daddy back. We have settled into our new rental and heck almost like it better than our last house since it is a one story. I am going to work on getting back to blogging more as I have missed it over the last year. I also have some ideas for a creative outlet for me of items I can make and sell. I used to love the outlet that baking gave me, but want a product that isn’t so perishable. While this isn’t the path were were preparing for, I can only hope that it is better than the one we were expecting. Time to start a new chapter and see where this adventure takes us.