Thursday, May 31, 2012

Our day is here!

The day we've been working towards for a while, is finally here! Unfortunately we won't be making the final payment to our credit card as we planned. There are a few reasons for this temporary delay...

1) We were spontaneous and took a sudden trip away for the long weekend. We spent more than we planned and have to play catch up with some things. We decided not to beat ourselves up over it, but it still wasn't a good slip up.

2) We decided that it's time to move... now. I sent in our rent check today with a nice little note, giving our 30 days notice. (NOTE: We DO NOT have anything else lined up yet. Although I am a bit nervous, there are plenty of rentals available and I'd rather not pay rent on 2 places, so waiting until later in the month works okay for us.) This does require us to save up cash immediately though, since all the places we've looked at require a good sized deposit.

3) I received a verbal offer of employment today! I am super excited and anxious to read the actual letter (which should arrive soon, I hope). I had mentally prepared for a pay cut, but it looks like it will actually be a small bump up. Unbelievable! I am so ready to accept the offer and move on. I don't know enough yet on how their payroll will work, so we will also need to build up a little buffer, in the event that I'm not paid on the schedule we've grown accustomed to. Ahhh, the pains of living paycheck to paycheck!

So, that's the skinny. Sorry I didn't do my normal Weekly Money Check-Up this week. I'm sure I'll be back on track next week!


  1. Hope you catch up financially & everything works out for you in the rental hunt!! :)

  2. You are so close but life has a habit of getting in the way of even the best of intentions.
    Moving !!!! that can become expensive...

  3. Woo hooooooooo! Lots of good news and plenty to celebrate! Thirty days isn't much time but you'll find something, I just know it. Congrats on the job front, things are looking UP!

  4. Things are looking up! You'll be caught up before you know it friend!