Saturday, December 18, 2010

Our 'Crazy' Life

That is what the new title of my blog should be. I haven't written much because our life has been crazy recently - but that is how it goes when you are relocating to a different city!

I am out in Denver and just got done with my first week at the new job. It is so weird to be in a different city, to be working downtown on the 17th floor of our building and taking the bus to work every day. So different from what I am used to!

My kiddo is not here and though I miss him, the time has gone so fast that I haven't had much time to miss him. He is with Todd's parents and they will bring him out next week for Christmas.

I am ready for the holidays to be over even though normally, this is my favorite time of year by far! It is just so different this year that it has been hard to really get into the spirit. No house to decorate, no home for the holidays, it's just so weird. I still love this time of year but I think next Christmas will be better once we are settled.

Once Christmas is over, we will be closer to buying a new house out here and being settled. Also, hopefully we will have sold our house or we will take the buy out on our house in Nebraska and not have to worry about that anymore.

Also, as weird as it sounds, I am just ready to be up and running at my new job. I just got issued my laptop this week but it doesn't have a power cord yet and I don't even have a log on anyway! It is so different from other places I work since I am not even really in their system yet (even though I already got paid for my first week - rock on!). I don't even have my badge yet! Oh, well!

Anyway, I have a feeling that the next two months will be just as crazy as the last month and a half. Buying and moving into a new house are no small feats. We have been looking at a lot of houses but need to start looking at some soon. After the first of the year, we will have a lot more time I hope!

That's all for now. I plan on blogging more once this whirlwind 3+ months are over. I hope it happens since I like to write. I just haven't had the time!

Merry Christmas in case I don't get back here before then!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I got the job!

At the risk of making anyone mad who has been looking at jobs forever, I will say I got the one and only job I applied for in Denver! I am so excited and feel so lucky and blessed to have gotten the job!

It is with a company called AXA Equitable! It is similar to what I do now and I will end up getting one more license after I start. I am excited to try something new but also a little nervous to start again in a new company with new people and new products and rules and such. I know I can succeed and know I will be working directly with the guy who interviewed me and that is a good thing. He seems really nice and also very smart.

The best news of all is that I will get to be out in Denver by Christmas time to be with my husband! I was hoping we would be moved out there before Christmas and this job was my only hope of that. I will be there one week before Christmas but that is ok, as long as I am there. The biggest challenge of moving out there will be trying to find daycare on such short notice for Xander. I told Todd he will have to start calling around out there to see what he can find.

The other super great part of this is it is another good pay raise for me! I am excited about that because hopefully our higher income will help us get approved for a new home loan out there - I know the banks are a lot stricter these days!

Anyway, I haven't been writing much and probably won't have a chance to write but once or twice more before the new year. I am hoping things settle down after the first of the year but that may be when we buy a new house and move in so that will be a lot of craziness also!

Let the adventure begin! Oh wait, it has already begun. Let the adventure continue! :)