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Oh, and so is her momma!  It has been a rough 3-1/2 months since I found out that my DH (and I no longer mean dear) wanted to continue his life without me.  I had just started a new job and was in a town we had relocated to because of his job.

 

My dream house (had built on a golf course) has been up for sale for the past 3 months...getting some action on it now and I am praying it sells soon.  Many people have said they wanted to buy it, but they had a house to sell first.  Had two showings today and I am confident it won't be long.

 

My plan was, once the house sold, to move back out to California.  I moved away from CA in 1976 and have missed my family.  Many times I thought of moving back, but a reality check of the real estate market put an end to that.  Things have actually changed now...while I can't afford a house like I have now and won't be able to afford one on my income in the same town as my sisters, I can find an OK house 20 or so minutes away that Rua and I can call our own.

 

So, I actually have to thank my DH for asking for a divorce, because this is now giving me the opportunity to move back to California.  I was hoping to sell the house first, then move, but I have no control over the housing market so Wednesday night I decided that the only thing I could control was moving.  So, after talking to my sister Wednesday night (confirming that she was still willing to have Rua and me move in with her) I gave my notice on Thursday.  I gave them a 2+ month notice, with my last day being Friday, April 13th (no, I didn't plan on that).  I'll then get things packed up, loaded and will hit the road.  Unsure if I am having a moving company haul, or if I can get away with a moving truck and tow my vehicle.  I am hoping that Mimi Linna (Lilly's mom) will still be available to drive out with me (she has an adult child in San Jose so can also visit and then fly back).

 

I have highly transferrable skills and outstanding job references, so I don't think it will take me too long to find a job...I'll probably start off doing temp work so I can make sure I find the right job.  I figured that as long as I can live rent free at my sisters, and can get some type of a temp job, I might as well move out.  I realized I would rather continue to pay my 1/2 of the mortage/taxes and be surrounded with love, and to be sharing a house with my soon-to-be EX

 

I am so excited and I can't wait.  California here we come!

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Comment by Nina, Phil, Harlow & Lacey on February 17, 2012 at 4:05pm

Dori, good for you!  Starting a new chapter in one's life can be a scary thing; but you are charging ahead full throttle.

Comment by Susan and Sasha on February 14, 2012 at 12:37pm

Sounds like you and Rua have a Wonderful...Exciting life ahead of you Dori...

I'm so happy that you will be moving near family...I know.they will be a great support for you.

I'm sure All of the details will come together for you and Rua...and soon you'll be in sunny California...enjoying time with family...and making new friends!

Wishing you Only The Best...You Deserve It!!

 

 

Comment by Allyson, Peri & Taquito on February 14, 2012 at 10:54am

Congrats - CA is lucky to have you and Rua!

Comment by KAHLUA on February 14, 2012 at 10:47am

Great attitude!  You go girl!!!!!

Comment by Joanne ~ Spud* on February 14, 2012 at 7:05am
Wish we all could be Calfornia girls. And wishes both lots of love and wishes.
Comment by Mimi Linna, Lilly and Lolly on February 14, 2012 at 5:02am

still planning on it..ROAD TRIP.. come and stay a weekend before you go.. right now we are booked for st paddys day but otherwise open.  Mom lives in Turlock. 

Comment by Janel and Sophia on February 13, 2012 at 8:13am

Wishing you all the best in CA..  How wonderful you have  a supportive family to help you through these tough times...   Enjoy your road trip with Mimi Linna!

Comment by Kimmy & Chewie on February 13, 2012 at 7:47am
All the best in CA! I think Rua needs a new beach dress, Dori.
Don't forget to post pics.
Comment by Jennifer,Chloe & Myla on February 13, 2012 at 6:08am

Dori! I'm so happy for you-you are so brave! I'm sorry things happened the way they did, I know you were excited about that new job. So great if Mimi Linna can take the trip with you! I wish you all the luck in the world and you and Rua will do great! I bet your family is so excited to have you back. So happy you have Rua through all this.

Good luck to you! I think you should video tape your travels with Rua on the way!

Comment by BG and Gavin on February 12, 2012 at 6:38pm

You go girl!  I hope you home sells right away and you can hit the ground running in California.

 

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