Roll of Cash

$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*!

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3 Responses to $25,000.00

  1. Can you save on moving costs by driving your cars down to TX? I know that might suck with the girls, but moving cars can get expensive. How about using PODS? When we moved from CO to MA we used something like PODS and it was less expensive. How about getting rid of some of your heavier furniture by selling stuff on Craigslist?

  2. Lissy says:


    everything will be okie dokie I’m sure. The cost of living is lower down there and no crazy NJ taxes!

    good luck with the move!

  3. Dawny says:

    You are definitely making a huge life change for yourself and your family and it’s ALL GOOD! The world is so much smaller these days, with social media and travelling – you’ll stay connected, I have no doubt. First things first is your family’s well-being. I’m sorry you’re catching so many sad vibes and hope they are outweighed by all the joy and adventure coming your way!