I’m not really sure why I havent posted anything. It could be that we are having AWFUL weather here (snow, rain, hail, wind). I am so mad because I thought summer was on the way, and now I have to dig the sweaters out again! LAME! The cold weather has made me grumpy, cold, and tired and pretty much unmotivated to do much of anything.
Mr. Gaunt and I have also been spending a fair amount of time talking about our future plans. We have decided that we are in fact moving to Washington within the next year! This has been a long long debate for us. Mr. Gaunt grew up here in Colorado, and his mom lives here. I however grew up in the PAcific Northwest, and can’t see myself planting my roots anywhere else. We would like to get married and have kids in the next few years, and I just really need to be with my friends and family.
When I moved to Colorado in September of 2006 I never thought I would stay here forever. I was young (had JUST turned 21) and was looking to spread my wings a little and see what else was out there. Meeting Mr. Gaunt had not been on the agenda, and I knew right from the start that if we started dating moving might be an issue. To be honest I probably would have left Colorado 6 months after I got here, had I not met Mr. Gaunt. It just isn’t my cup of tea. I mean its lovely and all, but it’s too different from Washington, I just can’t get past all the things I loved about home.
It has been a huge ongoing struggle/fight between us for the last 3.5 years, but we have been seeing a therapist and learning how to communicate better and I think we finally have made up our minds.
Now the logistics come into play.
When will we move?
Where will we move?
Where will we work?
How can we afford it?
These are all excellent questions, but scary too. I don’t have the answers yet. Part of me feels like we should PLAN PLAN PLAN so we know exactly what we are doing. The other part of me thinks we should just take a leap of faith that things will work out and the pieces will fall into place when we need them to.
I’m a RIGHT BRAIN person with a splash of OBSESSIVE NEUROTIC in me. Fun times!
Money is the biggest issue. Mr. Gaunt and a friend took an ad out on Craigslist to do some handy man type work on the side. They have gotten lots of hits for jobs. Its exciting and kinda worrisome. I know we need the money, I just hate him being gone 12 hours out of the day…)=
Im still trying to figure out what I can do (on top of my regular 40hour a week job) to also bring in some extra cash. Hmmm.
In August we have to talk to our landlord about our lease signing options. Ideally we would sign a 6 month lease and move in March of this next year. Which gives us 10 months to save aprox. $4,000 to move. Seems kind of possible…maybe.
Then yesterday the shit hit the fan. I was driving to work at 5:45 am on the freeway (225) when my car lost power and I pulled over to the side of the road, shut the car off and called Mr. Gaunt. Luckily I was right by Ms. G’s house, so we called her and she came and picked me up.
Long story short we had AAA tow my car to a car shop, then went to breakfast. At breakfast the car shop called me and told me that something ver bad happened with X Y and Z and that my engine was destroyed. AWESOME! SHIT! UGG!
Then after some amazing acts of fate Ms. G and I hooked up with AAA again and they got me the PREFECT new car! Well it’s used, but it’s still perfect. Also the woman at AAA looked up my credit score (que hyperventilating) and it turns out I have NONE. Yup I have zero credit, nada, nothing. Hmmm. I had a credit car long ago that I cancelled (and still owe a little money on) but apparently none of that made any difference on my credit score. I am starting at ground zero. For some reason all of this makes me feel better than having a shitty credit score. Not sure why. So anyways she was amazing and gave me all these tips for getting my credit score up and building credit over the next 6 months. Anyways because of this Ms. G had to help me with the loan on my car, words can not express how thankful I am for her and how nice she was to me (Im not even being her own child) during this whole situation.
An hour or so later I drove away in my new car! Crazy! It’s a 99 Subaru Outback Legacy. Its pretty pimp, it has all the power stuff, heated seats, heated windshield wipers, 6 cd changer. I’m a big fan! I couldn’t be happier. However I do have a car payment now, which means saving money is going to be THAT much harder. Ugg. However this is the car I would like to have for the next 5-10 years, and its perfect for moving/babies/puppies/everything!!!!
Ok enough of this rant. Now I need to go figure out what to do about my other car, and maybe work on the budget a bit now that I have a car payments…lol! Oh and I do promise there will be more cooking soon too!