The results are in!

I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seats, waiting to hear the news about the job (don’t answer that).  I woke up the morning of the interview with a sore throat, got through the (thankfully short) interview just fine, and then dove head first into a cold.  It was a struggle to make it through the rest of the day, drive home, etc.  I’m starting to feel better now finally, so here we go with a post!

I got the job!  Did you doubt that I would?  I was pretty sure I’d get it.  The interview went beautifully and I am now immersing myself in moving details.  We’ve got to do this thing in less than 6 weeks!  We are lucky that we know the area very well, have friends and family there to give us tips for setting up things like childcare and housing, and because this move has been in our plans for a while, we have money set aside for it.

We are going to take Jen‘s advice and ditch most of our furniture to make the move easier.  We’ll keep our beds, but just about everything else will be sold or donated.  We don’t have nice furniture (a mixture of freebies and cheapies), and it makes sense to me to replace it all with stuff we actually like and that will last.  We own a lot of stuff that we’ve been meaning to get rid of for a long time.  Now is our chance!
I have already scoured rentals and at the top of my list is a 3 bedroom flat in a Victorian with shiny hardwood floors.  Jack can have his own bedroom with a play mat and toy storage!  The prospect of decorating is exciting.

I will be back with more parenting-centered posts tomorrow.  If you have any questions you’ve been meaning to ask, I’d gladly use them as a topic in one of my next posts.

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  1. congrats on the new job!

  2. congrats on the new job!

  3. Woo Hoo! (Again 🙂 ) Like the idea of the apartment with hard wood…the little things that Jack likes to put in his mouth wont blend in so well 😛 Have you and Joe agreed on a location to live?

  4. Woo Hoo! (Again 🙂 ) Like the idea of the apartment with hard wood…the little things that Jack likes to put in his mouth wont blend in so well 😛 Have you and Joe agreed on a location to live?

  5. sara – thanks!

    Holly – yeah, totally. Plus sweeping is so much easier than vacuuming! I think we are going to move back to Alameda, although Joe would still prefer San Francisco or Marin.

  6. sara – thanks!

    Holly – yeah, totally. Plus sweeping is so much easier than vacuuming! I think we are going to move back to Alameda, although Joe would still prefer San Francisco or Marin.

  7. ooh– i’ve seen that place on CL. it looks sweet.

    i’d prefer living in Marin too, but it’s:
    1) really hard to get to your job from Marin
    2) Marin has NO (or almost no) public transportation
    3) Marin is about 25-50% more expensive than the East Bay.
    4) SF is just a pain in the ass.

  8. ooh– i’ve seen that place on CL. it looks sweet.

    i’d prefer living in Marin too, but it’s:
    1) really hard to get to your job from Marin
    2) Marin has NO (or almost no) public transportation
    3) Marin is about 25-50% more expensive than the East Bay.
    4) SF is just a pain in the ass.

  9. Yay! I knew you’d get it. And now you’ll be closer to us, so it is not unrealistic fort us to try to get the boys together.

  10. Yay! I knew you’d get it. And now you’ll be closer to us, so it is not unrealistic fort us to try to get the boys together.

  11. Yay! (again)

    Hehe. That’s cute that you think cleaning hardwood floors is easier than caring for carpet. Just wait until your first week when you think you’ve accquired another cat because the dust bunnies are that big. 😉

  12. Yay! (again)

    Hehe. That’s cute that you think cleaning hardwood floors is easier than caring for carpet. Just wait until your first week when you think you’ve accquired another cat because the dust bunnies are that big. 😉

  13. sbr – we actually have found stuff within our price range in Marin, and if we get in Sausalito, the commute would be about equal to what I’d have in Alameda (ferry and then shuttle, or muni). So, it’s still on the table, I guess, although we would get cooler places in Alameda! I totally agree about SF, though.

    Annika – that would be SUPER cool! And you are so right because there are always cheapy airline tickets and such to get down south.

    Beth – swiffering dust bunnies is much quicker than vacuuming! Plus, it’s hard for things to infest hardfloors. 😛

  14. sbr – we actually have found stuff within our price range in Marin, and if we get in Sausalito, the commute would be about equal to what I’d have in Alameda (ferry and then shuttle, or muni). So, it’s still on the table, I guess, although we would get cooler places in Alameda! I totally agree about SF, though.

    Annika – that would be SUPER cool! And you are so right because there are always cheapy airline tickets and such to get down south.

    Beth – swiffering dust bunnies is much quicker than vacuuming! Plus, it’s hard for things to infest hardfloors. 😛

  15. I actually found that vacuuming was easier because the swiffers pick up some dust but then just push most of it around and the big bunnies get left behind. The biggest pain for me was that you actually have to clean the floor or else this gross film of dirt builds up, especially when pets are a factor. I am soo bad about mopping/cleaning floors. 😛

    If you end up with wood floors and want to get a swiffer type go with the Method omop. It has a much sturdier handle and it has cloths for wet and dry. The dry cloths are compostable and the wet are reusable.

  16. I actually found that vacuuming was easier because the swiffers pick up some dust but then just push most of it around and the big bunnies get left behind. The biggest pain for me was that you actually have to clean the floor or else this gross film of dirt builds up, especially when pets are a factor. I am soo bad about mopping/cleaning floors. 😛

    If you end up with wood floors and want to get a swiffer type go with the Method omop. It has a much sturdier handle and it has cloths for wet and dry. The dry cloths are compostable and the wet are reusable.

  17. It’s obvious you are biased against mopping. 😉 I actually don’t mind it at all. We have the Clorox readymop, but I like the sound of that Method mop!

  18. It’s obvious you are biased against mopping. 😉 I actually don’t mind it at all. We have the Clorox readymop, but I like the sound of that Method mop!

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