So. Remember last time I was talking about moving across country? Well, this time I’ve got the itch again, but it’s not where you think. I want to move to Michigan. Yep, the state with the highest level of unemployment right now. Why? Because my family is all there.
Last month we spent a week with the whole family on vacation at a cottage on a lake. We rented two cottages, cooked our own food, swam in the lake, and roasted marshmallows around the bonfire. See? Frugality runs in the family. While I was there, I realized how much I miss being around them and how if we lived there, it would be much easier having kids. Well, not so much having the kids, but raising them. I really don’t want my family involved in having the kids. That’s just sick and wrong.
What I think is strange is that thinking about moving to Michigan doesn’t scare me like moving to Colorado did. Even the fact that Michigan has over twice the unemployment rate than Colorado. I feel much better about the possibility of moving up there.
Here are the pros:
-Be closer to family. (Very important)
-Can buy a house for cheap.
-My family owns 70 acres of farm land, so I could build an earth friendly house over there and grow tons and tons of veggies and have all the animals my heart desires. (Squee!)
-I’d have a support system for having babies.
-I could just transfer to a branch up there.
-I don’t think Mr. Money could find a job up there in the restaurant industry.
-We’d have to sell our house and lose money on it.
While I only have two cons, those are huge ones. Not so much the losing money part because I don’t think we’d lose that much money. Thinking about Mr. Money not having a job is the worst!
We’ve decided we are going to wait until after winter to make any concrete decisions. We’ll see how we feel about it then and then try looking for jobs for Mr. Money in the spring. It will be better to sell our house then, too.
What do you think of our plan?