Friday, August 8, 2008

What's the Latest News?

I guess y'all have waited long enough. We did hear some news this Wednesday and details everyday since. Yes, Doug's work wants him to go to CO for this temporary assignment. His boss has us signed up for a year assignment, but he doesn't expect us to stay that long. He mentioned to Doug that we could move as soon as August 25th or as late as after Labor Day. He didn't know anything about the flying home or allowance to live there, so that is what we were really waiting for. Of course, we became nervous and excited all at the same time about the whole thing. We wanted to be able to break the news to our parents before we announced it on our blog.

Realizing that we may have to move in a couple of weeks, I got right on the phone with townhouses and the electric company to get some more information about the utilities and other expenses. I called the top 2 townhouses that we are very interested in to get more information. We started a list of things, we need to think about and consider before and during the move. So far everything sounded good.

Yesterday, I worked at church all day, so I didn't get to make any calls. Katie spent the night with Peggy and Millard. Her spending the night with her grandparents is much easier for all of us when I work at church because I have to get there by 8:00 in the morning. They were sweet to invite us to their house after work for supper. Everything was so good: meatloaf, roast, okra, potatoes, carrots, beans, cole slaw and peach cobbler for dessert. On the way out to Millard and Peggy's house, Doug and I talked about the more details in the move. The living expenses (rent and food) was a little less than what he first thought, but after doing the calculations we should still be able to make it out there. Neither one of us like the flying allowance. Only one person gets a ticket to come home. I think he is going to try to talk to someone about that because I want to go with Doug to CO, but I also want to be able to come home for Christmas. Plus, I want to be able to keep some grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins from getting too mad at us. Bottom line, we are still being cautious about this trip now that we have a little more information. Again, we're not too happy about the plane ticket limitation and it may effect our decision in going.

1 comment:

Sister Sandy said...

Mi,
As much as we want you guys to come here, we will still keep it in prayer that the Lord leads you to what is BEST for your whole family. Love, Sister Sandy