$25,000.00, that’s how much it’s going to cost us to move our
shit belongings from New Jersey to Texas. Yeah. Wow.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1,900 sq ft condo — and 17,000+ lbs of
crap shit stuff.
Of course this is only an estimate, and we are getting more estimates. While it’s nice that a portion of the move is being covered by someone, we still will have to pay a HUGE portion of it out of pocket. AND … buy a new house.
While all this would just be fine and dandy if we sold our current house at a decent price, we didn’t. We sold it for less, b/c of the market and because the timing was right to sell and move on. Actually, the timing was perfect.
Financial stresses are huge — I know there are worse things, I know there are people who do not have even a portion of what we have. I know we are lucky. We pay off our credit card bills every month and have no debt (except our mortgage) … I am lucky that Mike is so financially SMART with our money. I’ve learned so much from him.
But still — I’m stressing out. I think living so close to family, I always knew in the back of my head, that if something were to happen, it would be okay. We would have our family and together we would all find a way to make things work. Not financially, but having the emotional and physical support from people is amazing.
I think, maybe, that with the impending move coming sooner than later, I have to start thinking more positive. Stop listening to the negative comments from people and just look at this as an exciting, fun, happy event in my little family’s life. All the negative around us is taking it’s toll on my life. Making me sad, scared, depressed … and at some point, it’s going to rub off onto my children. I don’t want them to see me that way, or feel stressed or uneasy. They don’t deserve it.
The negativity we’ve been receiving is mainly from people close to us. People who don’t want us to leave. I know the intention is not to be hurtful and it’s just that they are hurting too.
If I have to limit my interactions with people in order to keep things positive and happy and good, I will. It’s to the point now where things are just going to get crazier and things are going to be moving faster — time is limited, so I have to make the most of it for us. The 4 of us. My wonderful little family. Oooooh *smiles*!