A Possible Cross Country Move
Just when I think we’re getting our life in order, Mr. Money throws a monkey wrench in my plans and drops a bombshell on me. The owner of the restaurant he is a chef at is looking at possibly opening up a new breakfast restaurant and he wants him to run it. They’re looking in Denver, Colorado.
You would think I would be ecstatic because of how homesick I am and how much I want to move back there. The truth is, I’m scared as heck because that is one change that we would have to consider very carefully. We’d have to sell our house and may take a loss on it; we’d be much farther from my family, and if we have kids soon I think it would kill me not to be close to my mom. Of course, I would be close to Mr. Money’s family and that would help, but it’s just not the same as my family.
To be honest, I feel pretty stupid right now. For a long time I have yearned to move back to Colorado. Now the opportunity could be knocking on our door, and I’m hiding down in the basement. Here are some of my concerns:
-We’d have to sell our house. I have recently started falling in love with our house. I have put blood, sweat, tears, and money into this house. I have painted, replaced flooring, learned about carpentry, etc here. This is my baby. I love that we have property (almost an acre) that I can grow my own vegetables on, we don’t have neighbors behind us (it’s a big field), and that we’re not in a subdivision. This house just suits us. And we’ve made it our own. If we sold it, we’d possibly take a loss if it’s gone down in value since we bought it two years ago, plus we’d have to pay realtor fees which I would hate. I hate the fact that selling the house would cost us a ton of money.
- I would be so far away from my family. If we had a baby, my mom would be so sad she couldn’t just drive 5 hours and be here to see her grandbaby. That kills me.
- It would cost a lot of money to rent a truck to move across country. We’d sell a lot of our stuff, but I know we’d like to take some things with us.
- It’s more expensive to live out there and I don’t know how much of a house we could afford.
There’s a chance they may be opening up another restaurant here that Mr. Money could run, and I’m hoping that will pan out so we can have a little time to think about it seriously (and hopefully the housing market will recover a little too).
And here are some of the positives:
- We wouldn’t be homesick anymore. We would be living near Mr. Money’s family and we’d have family nearby to be with.
- We would fit in better out there with our crunchy hippie lifestyle. We could find friends out there that enjoy the same things as us.
- We could do many frugal activities like hiking, biking, camping, etc. We love those things and miss it!
I would love your input on my dilemma. What would you do if you were in my shoes?