He's the one!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by witzend, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I've been posting about our difficulties with L on Parent Emeritus, and kind of following up there most of the time. But this is big news, so I'm sharing here because I know all you PE'ers read here, too.

    husband was hired for a position in Charlotte NC. He has 3 weeks to his start date. His pay will be 1.75 times what he makes now, but it is a 1 year temp job at an energy company. I'm not so worried about that part of it. He specializes in a particular type of software administration that the Veterans Affairs is just implementing in all of it's offices, and you know how many veterans facilities there are down there. I don't know, maybe we're being foolish, but we could pay off our credit cards in a year and still live a better lifestyle than we do now. Then at least we wouldn't be under a mountain of debt.

    I'm looking (for now) at homes in the Rock Hill, SC area. In fact there's one on the market that I'd move into tomorrow if I could at such a great price! Hopefully we won't have any problems selling ours.

    I'm sure that we will be taking a trip together down there to get him set up. I'll want to drive around and see what's what, too. Holy Cats, ladies, someone is going to have to explain a whole lot of Southern stuff to me !

    (FWIW, I'm only telling a few people for now. I need to tell my boss, friends, etc. so I'm not putting this on my FB page for now. Help me keep it quiet until I'm ready? Thanks!)
  2. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    I am very happy for you........ Butt I want to meet you before you leave!! Lets set something up on a weekend, if you have time. This will be a very busy time for you!
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Excellent news for you and H! Congrats!
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I am doing a HAPPY DANCE for you and husband.
    Awesome news.
  5. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Wonderful! I am soooooo happy for you both!

  6. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

  7. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful



    YES!! Awesome!!! Huge enormous congrats to husband!!
  9. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

  10. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Congratulations!! What wonderful news!
  11. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats! How exciting!
    Mum's the word.
    And boy, what a culture shock you're in for.
    I moved from MN to VA in 1987 and some days I still have no clue ...
  12. keista

    keista New Member

  13. Signorina

    Signorina Guest


    I was just in SC (Charleston) for the very first time and we fell in love with the Southern Charm! So jealous!! Congrats!
  14. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Great news Barb - congradulations to Hubby

  15. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

  16. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

  17. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    Congratulations to your husband! And I hope this move is a grand adventure for you both. It sounds very exciting and even though moving causes initial stress, this may turn into a move that brings you both much joy. Woot woot!!
  18. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! I am SO HAPPY for you both!!
  19. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh I am soooooo happy for you!

    You will have no problem fitting in. When they say southern hospitality, they mean it. One thing to get used to is that people you have no idea who they are will wave at you. Just wave back. Its a friendly thing. We also talk to you everywhere whether we know you or not. You will be called "ma'am, darlin, babe, honey or sugar" on a regular basis. It means nothing other than they dont know your first name.

    You will get more help with anything you need than you expect. The average person or neighbor will step in and give you a hand and any information before you need to call an expert. Get used to standing in line at the grocery store and having complete conversations about each others lives...lol.
  20. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Wow! That's fantastic news!