Now some Q&A!
What's in Huntsville Alabama you ask? Jeff's new job! Jeff has been fully self employed with his video work for the past 2 years and while we have thoroughly enjoyed this season of life with him home every day, it's time for a change and a little more stability :) After looking around at multiple jobs around the country, we feel pretty lucky finding a job that is just an hour and a half away from where we currently live in Spring Hill, TN! We are still going to be close to our family and friends and dear city of Nashville and that is a big advantage to Huntsville.Now for some Q & A!
So what's this job? Jeff will be working for Baron Services, a Huntsville based company. I'm gonna steal this tag-line from their website because they explain it best: Weather monitoring technologies and applications for broadcast, public safety, aviation, marine, ground, and government. All that said, you've probably seen their technology and don't even know it! They have a great video team within their marketing department, and Jeff is excited to be part of a creative team instead of going it alone like the past few years! Baron is a family company that will only continue to grow as long as there is technology and weather, we look forward to becoming a part of this great company.
Jeff has had a great saying while we have been making this decision over the past few weeks: We are excited to go but sad to leave. I think that nails it to a T! If you know me, you know I HAD to make a Pro/Con list and we had so very many things make this list. We are looking forward to the change and excitement of learning a new city and moving to a new home, the financial stability, no more child-care work for me, the benefits (like health insurance!), the fact that it isn't too far away from friends and family, and Jeff's excitement to join a creative team like this. Huntsville also seems like a great city - it's the 2nd smartest city in the US with tons of bioengineering, aerospace, NASA, and on and on. It's also made several top 10 lists of best place to live, work, retire, raise a family, and on and on. It's big but not too big! The Cons list was of course longer: leaving family, friends, missing our church, having to do the actual move (so much work!), moving a 2 year old from all she knows and loves, potentially being unhappy with our new place, and on and on! But even with the cons list being longer than the pro, we felt like there were enough major pros to accept this position and move on with our next season of life.
So when do we leave? What comes next? Well, we are not sure exactly. Jeff and Baron have talked about the option of starting sooner rather than later and doing some work at home and commuting 1-3 days a week. We have to look at the ins and outs of that actually working out. We also have to find a place to live! We have lots of options open to us right now between renting and buying - and yet more pro/con lists of course. Jeff and I hope we can get down there 1-2 more times in the next week to two and really make that decision so we can move onto other decisions - like what to sell, what to pack, what about our dog Brady, and on and on and on! The decisions are a little overwhelming right now but we hope that we can take it step by step. In general, we are thinking that we'd move in about a month.
So what can you do? Pray for us! For these decisions we have to make, for our stress levels, for what this my do to our 2 year old, and for our family and friends that are sad about this transition. Also, if you have any advice about moving with a toddler, or any knowledge about the Huntsville area, I'd love to hear it!! We also need more boxes and packing paper if you have any laying around your garage or if you see a neighbor moving in let me know and I can take the boxes off their hands! We haven't decided what to do about the actual moving - like hiring movers, do it ourselves, etc. So we may be calling on our church family to help us move... thanks in advance?!? And finally, we may or may not be able to take our dear Puggle, Brady. So if you would love a sweet 5 year old pug/beagle mix, we may have one for you. If you are interested in our house... my parents will be looking to either sell it or rent it, so let me know! I hate leaving them in a possible lurch like this.
Thank you all for being such wonderful friends and loved ones and thanks in advance for supporting us through this new phase!
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