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August 8th, 2009 at 11:22 am

Well we found out last night that DH has orders and that means moving 1000 miles.

We're optimistic because this gets us closer to Hawaii (my home). But its had me nervous cause then that means renting out both houses.

I'm confident we finally have good tenants in the other one. I've even talked to the neighbors there.

That does mean we have to front some additional money. I'll need to transfer my youngest daughter's occupational therapy, my oldest's orthodontic treatment, etc... but I know its doable.

We do need to finish replacing the windows in this house. As I told DH, I want to make sure we take care of everything structurally so that we don't have to worry about the major stuff.

We have the new windows being installed on the 12th but we only did half of them cause thats all we could manage at the time.

I can save up about $18K between now and February to help pay for the remaining windows that need replaced, the landscaping (we have a tree in our front yard with the roots growing toward the foundation of the house), and fixing DH's car.

Thankfully the Navy gives a dislocation allowance to help defray the first month's rent & utility startup costs, so that is good.

I think we can make it work. It'll be challenging but it can work.

The biggest thing for me to accept was now we'll have to start renting a place again. I didn't really want to because houses are so cheap there & you could have a mortgage for less than a rent payment. However, DH keeps reminding me that we don't want to have to worry about keeping up THREE homes and selling/renting it in three years.

He's got a point and it makes sense. I'll just have to hope we find a good landlord that will let us take our big dog.

If we can't find anything... then there is always Navy housing. That would be the cheapest but I haven't liked the schools in that area. Hence we are more inclined to spend more to rent a place outside just to make sure the kids go to good schools.

Sooo... we have 5 months or so to plan a move and get this house ready to rent out. It'd be at a loss but with the market, I could rent this place out for a loss for 10 years and still come out better than if we sold. Plus, if we ever do come back... I'd want to live here again.

I really do love this house, if we could transplant it and move it with us wherever we go - I would.

4 Responses to “Moving”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) as you make the transition!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    It is hard to move to a new place, especially when you really love where you are living. As a pastor's daughter, there were several places I absolutely hated leaving, but .. you do what you have to do.

    I hope everything goes smoothly for you and your family.

  3. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Good Luck with the move !

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    Moving! Exciting times. I agree renting might be the best option- 3 houses in 3 different locations might be asking for trouble!

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