July 20, 2017

Every Day I'm Hustlin'

Job hunting is dumb. 

While Troy and the big kids are finishing up things in New Mexico, I've been hustling in Utah with the younguns. I've had two interviews thus far, with more to come. And I spend a few hours each day filling out applications, and hunting down job opportunities. It's exhausting, and time consuming, and I feel like the whole application process needs to be streamlined... especially for smaller jobs. I mean, how much information do you actually need from a person anyways? It's just dumb. 

In other news, we close on our house next week! Yesterday, Daniel, Taylor, and I schlepped ourselves all over the place, pricing out furniture, and tile, and appliances. For SURE we need a washer and a dryer, and possibly a fridge. (I can't remember if the fridge stays or goes.)  I ALSO was pricing out a mini fridge and microwave for the basement snack bar... and countertops, and cabinets, and, And, AND! My to-do list is a mile long. 

Thankfully, we have a home base to work out of. The kids and I have been living with Elisa and her brood for almost a month now. And I guess I never really made the situation clear, because people seem to think I'm still in New Mexico. WELL I'M NOT. 

Originally, I was going to come to Utah, buy a house, then head back to NM. Instead, I didn't. So Thaddeus and Blayne have been home with Troy, packing up the house, while Daniel, Taylor, and I hang out in Utah, and daydream about the fun things we COULD be doing... you know, if our accounts weren't essentially frozen because of the house thing. Escrow is a jerk. Beyond that, it's life as usual. 

July 11, 2017

Moving On Up

I don't know if you've heard, but the Bingham's are moving to Utah. More specifically, Salt Lake City or there-abouts, Utah.

Troy got a pretty good job offer from UTA, the Utah Transit Authority.  So he accepted, and now Daniel and I are here in Utah, living with my friend Elisa... you know, my blog BFF turned real life BFF. At any rate, Daniel and I have been living here with her and her kids for about two weeks. We came out to find housing, and a-housing we did find!

GUYS.

I bought a house... a fabulous house that is approximately one million times better than our Los Alamos digs. For starters, it's a single family home. That's right, no shared wall. Woot-woot! And the yard is about a third of an acre, already landscaped, with a garden area. Of course, the garden area will have to be enlarged, but for now, it's just fine. Also, NO STAIRS. Okay, well, a few stairs. BUT! Only 5. Five big steps with an almost gentle incline, and plenty of room to add in a ramp for my eventual wheelchair. (Because yes, I think of things like that, because that is the reality of my life.)

The house also features ONE FLOOR LIVING. Oh yes, you read that right. One. Floor. Living. The kitchen, laundry, living area, my bedroom, and parking are all on the SAME LEVEL. And there's a basement. And THREE full bathrooms, which means THREE showers, and THREE toilets, and  SANITY SAVED. I am very exctied about the restroom situation. There is also a basement, with lots of storage and a cute little Harry Potter room under the stairs. AND! AIR CONDITIONING!

i just might die and go to heaven... which I am sure includes central air.

In other life-changing news: I had to resign from my job at the middle school. Can't work at a place that has an 11-hour commute. I've been applying for all sorts of jobs, and we'll just have to wait and see what happens next. Ideally, I would be able to get a job that I can do from home... you know, after training and what not. However, since I'm no longer in a teensy little bubble, I have quite a few employment opportunities. It's exciting.

And THAT, my friends, is the current situation my life is in.