“If you’re going through hell, keep on moving.
Don’t look back, if you’re scared don’t show it.
You might get out before the Devil even knows you’re there.”
– I live by those lyrics but I decided to be more transparent, so Welcome to my Hell!
My husband calls me and says, “My properties that I manage are being taken over by a new company.”
How did he realize this? He was informed by the new company coming in while he was in the middle of a turn, they walked in and he asked them if they needed an Apartment and they said, “No, we’re the new management company taking over.”
Kevin awkwardly said, “Does that mean that I am going to be working for you? Or am I out of a job?” He was completely blindsided and stressed out to the max because he’s the main financial supporter of our family, not only is this his job impacted but also it’s where we live.
After I calm him down, I tell him to call his bosses boss to find out what is going on.
Turns out not only is a new company taking over, but it’s taking over on 1/1/2019 and his boss was supposed to inform him over a month ago. His regional manager was extremely apologetic for the way that he found out, but informed him that they were doing what they could to place him with a new property within the company but they are struggling to find a location in Seattle and Kevin said, “I’ll go anywhere.”
4 weeks to move – no where to go.
At this point, I’m feeling the shock, yet I am looking at that fact that this may be a blessing in disguise. I mean, we pretty much get an opportunity to up and move to somewhere and have a job and place to go. But it’s nerve wrecking, 28 days to pack up your whole life and move to an undisclosed location.
Kevin gets the call, “We found you a position in Spokane and there is a unit on site!”
We’re excited! Yes, see blessing in disguise! We have talked about moving to Spokane for a while because of the lower cost of living and now it’s like The Universe is saying, “This is where are supposed to be.”
We will be moving in the snow.
We don’t know EXACTLY where we’re moving to.
Throughout the night, I kept waking up in a shock. Just feeling like I’m running out of time and failing. This is all understandable because we are most likely moving in 20 days. (less than 3 weeks!) I’m starting to get quotes on moving trucks, getting rid of items and packing others – but we still haven’t heard from the new regional manager with the information on the new properties or where we will be living.
Going into the weekend we are pretty sure that we wont be hearing from her until next week, which is just running down more on time.
I know everything will be fine and will workout as it should, I will continue to update here so you can see how it plays out but whats really starting to get me is the fact that people are spending this time of the year getting presents, setting up decorations and trees. While I’m putting every penny into a piggy bank, packing up our Christmas as well as our life, and canceling our Christmas dinner plans because we’re planning on picking up our truck the day after Christmas on being on the road first thing on the the 27th!
Being completely honest, I never go all out of Christmas, but the fact that I am knowingly NOT celebrating is difficult and makes me feel a little bad about the situation we are in.
Though, I know in the long run, this will just be a totally different and amazing experience. We aren’t going to decorate or celebrate, but we will have a nice dinner watch Christmas movies with Cocoa and open up our presents in January!