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Moving On Up

November 27th, 2007 at 07:46 pm

We've gotten a little further with the big move plans coming up.

Right now, we're looking at the Triangle in North Carolina - Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill - specifically at Carrboro, NC, which is sort of a small town within Chapel Hill.

If anyone is familiar with this area, I would love to know anything you have to tell me!

Ive wanted to move to North Carolina for years - its not home (GA), but its still in the South. And its cool enough overall that Brandus won't melt into a puddle and die, like he would in Charleston.

However, looking at the finances for moving is a terrifying thing.

We have to get from here on the edge of nowhere, Alaska to Anchorage, which, for all three of us and our cats will cost about $1500.

Then we'd have to get to Denver, where Brandus car, and our bedroom set and the furniture we didnt sell is stored - which would be another several hundred, depending on ticket prices. Hopefully, not another thousand, but you never know.

Then DRIVE from CO to NC, and add up gas costs and hotel costs and food costs..plus, by that point, the kiddo will be 1, and will need to take plenty of breaks from the car seat.

And THEN the basics of security deposits, first month rent, deposits for gas/electric/phone/internet/whatever...

*clutches head*

We're looking at needing a good bit of money!

Now, if Brandus gets a job with one of the school districts we are looking at, they have deals with some apartment complexes - so a security deposit wouldnt be needed. and possibly not for gas/electric too. That would help out ALOT.

We currently have $900 set aside in our savings, and $600 in my personal savings account, AND we get all three summer paychecks at the end of May in one big chunk - which will cover everything, I think..it would be about $9000 for my check, and about $8000 for Brandus'.

But that has to cover us for the entire summer - not just for moving.

Yikes. Way too many decisions left to make. I want to keep putting as much money into savings and towards our credit card as possible right now. The more, the better, I think!

5 Responses to “Moving On Up”

  1. scfr Says:

    Just FYI - Motel 6 is very pet-friendly, low-cost, and located next to major freeways in all large towns. If you book on-line you can get a discount. When we moved recently from Seattle to Austin with our dog, we stayed in Motel 6's all the way. Don't know if you'll have a chance to cook when you get to Denver, but we brought cornmeal & dried fruit muffins with us and ate those for our breakfasts. Even if you can't cook, there are plenty of bring-along breakfast foods you can get that will help you cut the cost. The Motel 6's all offered free coffee ... granted, it wasn't the best coffee in the world, but it was free.

  2. Amber Says:

    Good look with the job and move

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, that is a very good area to live in. People tend to be open minded, well educated, friendly, relaxed.

    Seems to me there recently was something in the national news about the schools there. Are you aware? Interesting that there is some housing with exceptions for teachers.

  4. moi aussi Says:

    A lot of my friends from all around the country are thinking of moving there. All of them are in technology field. Perhaps someday I would end up there too. I need to get out of NYC so I can buy a house!!!!!!! I heard houses are cheap down there.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    If you wish, please feel free to email me.

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