October 6th 2012 10:12 am
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Moment of truth: mom just feels stuck here in MN. She feels like she's just here because of family. She's not putting her computer information degree to use at all. She's been trying to finish up the outlines to her business plan and it's really complicated in some parts so it's still unfinished. She doesn't like the winter climate here and would much rather live closer to home (Dalton, GA).
She found an online news article that Chattanooga, TN (30 minutes from her hometown) is looking for techies like her so she's thinking of looking into it just to see what happens. If approved she'd have to get a house and we'd have to move. She found a decent house with 7 rooms total for $29,000 and she promises I will have my own room with closet access in it and will get a bird feeder & bird bath out that window for me. She's not planning to do anything about moving with winter approaching soon and would have to save up a bit for a down payment.
She likes the idea of living closer to home & using her skills. There's always something to do there unlike here where she just sits around at home most of the time. We're both feeling bored here. She's paying around $250 now just to rent our little apartment, so paying less than that on a house definitely sounds better. She'd have to hire lawn service. As long as she finds a good pet sitter for me she can fly north in summer to visit family.
She decided to send a normal e-mail to find out if web developers are welcome to apply. She mentioned that she's not enjoying it here because of no work for her and nothing much to do and she always liked Nooga. She included that she has to stay here through winter because the weather is so difficult. So at least she'll know for sure if she can apply for this. She wants to be south (for good) again by 2016.
Dusty, change can be a really good thing! Especially if you aren't real happy or excited about where you are living or doing right now. Sometimes it is worth taking a chance. And sounds pretty good. Your Mom will meet people she never would have met if she didn't move.
My pawrents moved around quite a bit before me and Zoey came around. Mom always found it exciting.
Best of luck on whatever your Mom decides!
Thanks. We are definitely staying put through the winter that is yet to come. She's still got family here (some elderly) & disability help so she'd definitely have to be chosen for that to be able to move in the near future. She's hoping to be living in the south again by 2016. She won't be buying a house in the area we live in now, just gonna stick it out in the apartment.
If we get a house in the south she might be able to get another cat or 2 so I'd have a friend.
She sent an e-mail to find out if web developers would be eligible to apply for the program, so at least she outta get a response with an answer to that.
It is always fun to have future goals or plans. When my pawrents were moving around they lived in apartments too. They didn't want to buy until they knew they were going to settle down in one area for awhile.
It would be so cool for you if in the future if you get a house to have a fur sibling or 2 to play with!
I hope you hear back from the company and the answer is yes to that!