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June 14th, 2016 at 08:52 pm

So we are five weeks out from DH finishing his program. We are 40 weeks since the last paycheck. Our retirement accounts and investments have rebounded and we're still doing well. We've burned through a large chunk of cash with living and tuition.

But DH is hot on the job hunt. He hit a lull I'd say for a month with applications going out and having companies taking time to get back to him. But he is in the final stage of interviewing onsite with 3 companies. He is very satisfied with all three companies. We've agreed if nothing pans out then he'll regroup and apply to more jobs and lower the bar. But right now he's excited at the prospects.

Our lease is supposed to be up July 31st, but we aren't sure we want to stay. All three positions are in the city and where we live isn't the easiest commute. But we're not really ready to rush into buying, but aren't sure we want to commit to staying put. So we're twisting in the wind between buying and moving to another rental.

I'm really torn. I hate the idea of moving the kids after 1 year then potentially moving again if we rent. However we might be able to land a rental in the neighborhood we'd like to buy so perhaps it's a good idea.

Cross your fingers. My DH's week of hell is starting tomorrow. His onsites start Wednesday, Friday, and Monday. I pray that he gets one offer and more than one would be perfect.

DH said the hypothesis we made 1 year ago is about to be proven one way or another. I don't know if we can ever make up the money we burned through not having an income for a year. But instead I feel as though we took a year of early retirement for an opportunity we couldn't pass up and a chance to be happier until we "retire".

4 Responses to “job update”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I wouldn't consider the money you've burned a loss...it was an investment, one which you knew the risks and potential rewards. I think this is true regardless of how it turns out.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    It seems like a wonderful thing you did for your family. And with DH's earning power and your substantial retirement savings, probably not at all detrimental in the long run.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    CCF that's a good point. It was an investment risk. I hope it turns out well.

    Ceejay it will have a big impact but I hope it's worth it.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I think an offer is coming in for sure and we'll see about the other two companies.

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