You know how we've been in that weird "we're moving!" limbo for months, but with no idea when or where? Well, we still don't know when. But we're starting to talk as if we know where. And even though we don't have a contract in hand yet, we're starting to make plans for the future. And meeting with realtors about selling our house. And starting to pack things. It's kind of freaking me out.When I wrote that, we didn't officially have an offer in hand. We had a verbal agreement, and that did not seem like enough for me. I've been let down a few too many times during Matt's job search, and I was not about to let everyone get all excited for us, only to have it fall through the cracks.
But literally the next day, Matt texted me that he had been offered the position. And that the paperwork would be coming through by the end of the day. (Though, more than a week later, we still didn't have a written offer, and poor Matt was basically going off the rails with waiting.)
So now that we have told our families, our friends, the rest of the universe via Facebook, I don't mind sharing that our next big adventure will be …
When we made our trip to Blacksburg, Matt was indeed presenting at a seminar at Virginia Tech. But the seminar was part of a job interview. Did I forget that little detail? Oops. :)
There's a lot to do before we actually make the 19-hour drive to the New River Valley. We have to put our house on the market, and hopefully whatever realtor we use will be awesome enough to sell it quick. We have to either pack up or weed out everything we own, and so far we've managed to pack up … like, half the guest room? Eek. We have to get the truck title switched over to my name, or else I won't be able to get it inspected without driving cross-country every year (not happening, bro).
We're really excited for this next step in our lives, and to see some new places. I've never been to most of the East Coast states, and now we'll be close to D.C.! And North Carolina! And Tennessee! And Kentucky! And I've heard there is snow in Virginia sometimes! And actual seasons!
Now to just get through the transition period … forgive me if my posting continues to be ridiculously sporadic for a while. But I'm collecting stories, and I'll be sure to share them with you later. :)