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Here Comes My Next Life Chapter

June 7th, 2017 at 02:21 am

So I have shared before about the allergy problems I have in my current location. With J now married and on the verge of becoming independent, I have decided the time is right.

I have a lot of stuff to get rid of and some things to get done to prepare my house for sale. SB and I will be moving to his timber property.

I'm not positive of my exact timeline, but it is soon. Definitely this calendar year.

I have given them a heads up at work so they can replace me. That might not have been in my best interest since they may replace me before I am ready. But, it felt right. They have been so good to me, I would not have felt right about leaving them on short notice with no plan in place.

I'm not certain exactly what I will be doing for work. We are moving to a rural area and job opportunities are limited. There is an opening in my line of work for the county (my future county) which would be awesome. I sure wouldn't mind having a pension, even a small one. (Way too late for me to earn enough service credits for a large pension). I have submitted an application, but who knows when or if anything will come of that.

I am fortunate in that my cost of living will be very low, so I can be flexible in the type of job I accept.

My plans will become more solid over the coming weeks and months, but at the moment, I just don't know much.

I wish that I had more cash in the bank. It may be that I am unemployed before I am out from under my mortgage. If I have to, I can take a Heloc draw. I hope it won't come that. I opened a new Wells Fargo American Express card last month in order to take advantage of a sign-up bonus. The card has a promotional rate of 0% for the first 12 months. I intend to begin using it for expenses, making only minimum payments, and saving the cash. When the house sells, I will pay it in full. It may be that I will need that extra cash to make mortgage payments. If I don't, then no harm done.

So, it's exciting and frightening all at the same time. Wish me luck!

11 Responses to “Here Comes My Next Life Chapter”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck! That is a big change, but for your health I expect it to be worth it.

  2. Carol Says:

    Yes, good luck!!

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    Big moves are always exciting.

    I just got a (yellow) Wells Fargo card where you charge $1,000 in the 1st 3 months and get $200 back. I love this kind of deal.

  4. starfishy Says:

    wow - good luck!! i seem to remember las vegas being your next move - is that still on the table or will you stay in CA?

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Congratulations and best of luck, all sounds very exciting! A move plus less allergies sounds great.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Good luck, Petunia! It seems I've heard that central California is a bad place to live with allergies.

  7. Petunia 100 Says:

    PatientSaver - I think that is the same offer. I know the bonus is $200, but I can't remember how much I need to spend. I just remember thinking "car insurance is due in June, so that won't represent a problem".

    Starfishy - I had been thinking Reno. Maybe I will still do that. I'm just going to see how I do with my allergies and how I like living in a mountain-y forest-y place. My allergy doctor said high elevation, dry air. The timber property is high elevation, and not humid air, but not dry air either. Even so, when I asked him, he said the area would be much better for me than this valley. (CB is so right, the air just doesn't leave here. It's a big bowl, and pollens etc. hang around for a long time). If it doesn't work out, I will try someplace else.

  8. My English Castle Says:

    That's huge! Wishing you lots of luck, lots of opportunities too!

  9. rob62521 Says:

    Wow! What a big change, but a smart one! Allergies are a pain in the patootie, so glad you find someplace to get some relief. Wish you all the best as you prepare for this life change.

  10. MonkeyMama Says:

    Good Luck!

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hope all goes well!

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