Thursday, March 08, 2007
Dr. ER is leaving me to take a job in Colorado!
I will follow when practical, which means when I get a &*^$% job, after we deal with our house, and ... and ... a million other things.
I don't see me going anywhere before this fall, if then -- because there's something of a possibility that we might just have two homes for awhile.
For one whose motto is "Change = bad," this is quite a challenge. I am trying not to freak out constantly, just several times a day. :-)
It's a great opportunity for her. I await something comparable! Here's hoping!
And, I might apply to grad school -- how would that be for a radical departure? I'd have to go full time.
What the heck? The cost of living there, compared to where we are now, is so much more it makes my head hurt, gives me hives and takes my breath away.
Holy crap. She kept chasin' a dang dream until she caught one -- and it's dang near giving me nightmares.
ER's Trauma Train just keeps on chuggin' ...
To where in Colorado? Vast difference from LaJunta to Steamboat Springs, my friend.
Given your mention of cost of living, will she be in the Denver area? I have friends and family around there, and while it's certainly pricier than OK (most places are), there's all sorts of good stuff to do.
Of course, my idea of a good time is spending a day in a bookstore like the Tattered Cover, so you might not want to take my word on that. ;-)
Just keep breathing and you'll be fine.
Personally, I always fantasized about living in CO, but only made it as far west as Illinois.
Congratulations to Dr. ER. Its gotts be a great job to have you in such a tizzy, but its alsop the beginning of a new beginning!
I could go back home to Indy and buy 2 houses with what my one condo cost here. It would be cheaper but there's a catch; I would have to live in Indianapolis.
Ill gladly pay the cost of living increase.
Hey man, it don't cost so much to live in the Barrio and the food's good and the culture friendly.
Se habla Espanol?
Or go North and get out on the river. It is cheaper to live on the flat in the Denver Area. Plump down a double wide. Buy a horse and a couple of cows. Get a Harley!
Go free-lance. String up a hammock!
Let ole Dr. ER Commute to where ever!
Ever look at Greeley for School?
Love the smell of sugar beets in the morning!
And yes, I hadda look up "uxorious." What a great word. Maybe it'll be on the GRE ...
Now that's romantic. Oh WOW! Every woman wants to hear how
"appropriately" loved they are. Jeez!
If Dr. ER is rolling in the dough, let me reconsider one of my recomendations; screw the Harley, get a BMW 1200 LT (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/bikes/bike.jsp?b=k1200lt)
You only live once.
And no one said anybody was rollin' in any dough.
Yikes. You may be riding the short yellow doghouse to Colorado.
We can buy you books and buy you books, and what do you do? Rip off the covers and eat the pages.
And I certainly did NOT mean anything as vulgar as "whipped." I meant "doting."
You will still share in her financial fortunes while you live a state apart, but the space across your kitchen table where a companion should be and the coldness of your bed for lo! many nights still merits condolences.
No dough? Go back to the Harley idea.
I grew up in Montana. I currently live in Louisiana and to the cost of living is worth it because of mountains logic--B.S! Mountains don't put food on the table or pay the heating bills. All they do is cut into your wages because some people believe that mountains are a magical cure-all for societal ills and money woes. (I know people who believe that if you raise your kids in small mountain towns they are less likely to encounter drugs, drinking, violence, and the like. I scoff in their general direction. Plenty of all the bad things exist in small towns. . .)
Anyway, I am envious that you get to go west. Someday I'd like to return west rather than languish in the sultry deep south. But first I need my degree, and then I need a job. . .