Thursday, May 24, 2007

In which our heroine and stress are justlikethis

First of all I want to say that I have deeply appreciated the comments and support y'all have offered. It has been great during a very difficult few days.

It is looking more and more likely that the job is a sure thing and a move is in our near future.
We are waiting for the word from the regional guy but so far it looks like it's full steam ahead. There are almost literally a million things to work out. Like finding funding for our move and new housing. Moving one dog and five cats across country. Deciding what to keep, sell, or toss. And some of the hardest of all, saying good bye to our family here.

We are concentrating our search for places to live in south eastern Dayton (around Kettering for those who are familiar) , Beavercreek, and Yellow Springs, so if you know anything about those areas I'd love to hear from you. It is a little daunting that the nearest Whole Paycheck is an hour away, there are no Wild Oats anywhere. At least they have Trader J*e's. I did find something that seemed kind of neat, New Life Food Club. Certainly sounds like something to check out. The Dayton version of craigslist is absolutely pitiful compared with SFBay area. Clearly it is not the major way one finds jobs, or at least my kind of jobs.

The last few days have been very intense. In classic karmic fashion we had set up an appointment with our therapist who we hadn't seen in over a year. Life stresses were getting to us so we figured a tune up was in order. Two days after booking the appointment all this hit the fan. Needless to say yesterday was a very hard day. We have both been very tense, going over all the options or the feeling of lack of options if this job doesn't come through and somehow therapy did not improve all that. Well that's not entirely true but it was a lot of work.

Things are feeling better today, even though or maybe because, this morning we had an very emotional conversation. We do need to this work to stay happy, and make the best out of this move. And we will.


heather said...

granted i only get to hear what you post here, but it sounds like you guys are doing a superb job handling this. really. trying to think it through, be honest and sort through the emotional landscape (read: tsunami) takes courage.

i hope you'll find yourselves on steadier ground soon, whether that's here or in ohio.

Jbeeky said...

It is completely natural to be so stressed, I would be worried if you were serene! I hope things get better and I hope the session helps.

wen said...

even good change can be difficult. kudos for going into it with your eyes open.

it will all fall into place...

(i did the reverse move ohio-->ca in sept 1994...)


Jennie said...

This is so huge. I'm overwhelmed and it's not my move. I sense your overwhelm from here in the Island City. Let me know if I can help. I'll start gathering boxes. And being sad. :(