Moving far away, getting jobs far away - what's the plan?
July 7, 2014 8:56 AM Subscribe
Short form: seriously thinking of moving to be closer to the husband's parents. Would have to find work and housing there while still living here. Complication: cats (old and not in peak health), too much stuff, I'll need to learn to drive.
Mefites who have done this: what's the plan? Advice/warnings/omens?
posted by L'Estrange Fruit to Grab Bag (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My husband and I are thinking of moving to live closer to his parents. The time seems to be right because:
I just got laid off from my IT job which is FANTASTIC because I've realized I don't want to work in IT any more. The husband currently has an IT job which might be mobile-acceptable, but when that job ends he, too, is sick to the teeth of IT.
I already have an idea of the kind of work I want to go into, and it should be viable both here and in the destination city.
The husband will probably be allowed to continue to work mobile for a while if we move, but we're not assuming anything long-term. He has some ideas for alternative employment also, and some connections back home.
So. How does this... happen? What's the best order of events? Job/housing/moving etc. etc.?