Friday, May 6, 2011

To the Second City I Go

I haven't disappeared, I promise. (Tam, thanks for reminding me that I haven't blogged in forever!)
from Etsy shop Remixed Vintage

I've just been a little busy with my to do list below:
1. Pack up house
2. Rent our place out (Please, please rent...unfortunately not a good time to sell)
3. Find a new job in Chicago Taken care of! When I talked to my boss about how we're moving for J's residency, she offered to let me work remotely up there and come back to Dallas when needed. (I foresee I will be needed in TX a lot in the winter.) I'm so excited, and I wish I had talked to her earlier -- I had already started to put in a lot of time searching job postings and talking to recruiters.
4. Find a place to live in Chicago

I am crossing my fingers that #4 will be accomplished this weekend! (I don't know what we'll do if not...eep!) J flew up Thursday morning and will be seeing 6 or so places today. I fly up this evening, and we'll see some more places tomorrow and hopefully will find the perfect place to spend the next 3 years. 

I'm a little nervous, because so many that we see online and like are gone in an instant, and not a lot are dog-friendly. (But many will take cats; what's up with that? Our poodle is 12 pounds dripping wet (what is the origin of that phrase?) and stretches and pounces on her toys like a cat. We've been joking about passing her off as a feline, much like this urban legend of sheep being passed off as poodles.)

So to the Second City I go! Wish me luck...I'm going to need it! (And not just this weekend...I need a lot of luck packing and getting through the move with my nerves intact. Have I mentioned I don't like change?)


Sweet Simplicity said...

Yay for working remotely! That is great news. Good luck with the housing situation!

Mango Gal said...

Best wishes with getting everything done!

DolceDreams said...

Change is good...
Best of luck on your move, and thanks for stopping by to enter my giveaway!