Friday, August 12, 2011

My Exciting News!

I gave my two week notice at the day job today! Woo-Hoo! If you follow my blog, you might remember my mentioning that our house went on the market back in March so that we could downsize.  We had planned to stay in the area.  At that time, we had plenty of time to sell and, if we didn’t, we would just take it off the market and wait.  Things have changed and it looks like we will be moving out of New York. 

Ohio sign

Yes, Ohio!  Housing prices so affordable compared to Long Island that I can’t believe it.  My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter will be moving with us!  They could actually afford to buy a house in Ohio, where they could not hope to do so for many years on Long Island.  It’s an opportunity that just cannot be passed up.

We should be there and in our respective homes by September.  It is a very exciting time, but I’m also feeling a bit of anxiety and stress over it. 

I will be sharing some of the condos we’ve been looking at in my next post.  We are actually pretty much set on where and what we want, so our trip there to look at places in person went fairly quickly and smoothly.  I’m sure I’ll get dozens of blog posts out of this move, so I hope you’ll join me on this new journey in our lives!

Please keep your fingers crossed and/or say a prayer that the move goes smoothly! 

Kathy

38 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Oh, I'm so excited for you! Change is good! I'm thrilled for your daughter and her family too to be able to get them a home! Can't wait to come along on your journey!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations!!! That sounds like such exciting news. I can't wait to see your new place and all about the move. Hugs, Marty

Gail said...

O'Kathy I am so excited for you and your family! Know that I will be following you on this journey. I can't wait.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Judy said...

I'm so excited for you. Living in New York I totally get how crazy expensive it is to live here. That's so awesome. I can't wait to see all the blog posts you get out of this move.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Wow Kathy! How exciting for you & your family! I am so happy for all of you! Congratulations! Moving can be such a refreshing change and when you choose to move to make your life better..that's the best kind of move! Affordable housing is a great reason to move and I can't wait to see your new home and hear about your new community. What a wonderful new season in your life! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Congratulations! I'd be right behind you if I could! I live on Long Island too!
Yikes it's so expensive to live here!
Susan

Karena said...

Yay Kathy! It is never too late to make a change and have a job/career that is inspiring!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Ruby Jean said...

Oh CONGRATULATIONS....I can't wait to see your new place...and what a Blessing that your Daughter and Son-In-Law and sweet Grand Baby Will be going with you....Have a Beautiful weekend...

Sassy Marsha said...

Congratulations, Kathy! I'm so happy for you!!! Egaads, you're not getting this is a stressful time but exciting too!! I look forward to seeing photos of your new home and how you decorate it!!!!

xxoo

Lori R. said...

Welcome to our beautiful state. I'm in the Northeast portion up near the lake. What area are you moving to?

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Congratulations! That is exciting news! You will be happy in Ohio I would predict. We lived in the Cleveland suburbs for about 5 years when our kids were small and we were very happy there. Looking forward to hearing how it all goes!

sissie said...

This is wonderful Kathy! Ohio is a wonderful place to work and live. I think you will like it. Which part of Ohio?

Our house has been on the market since May and we are thinking of getting a townhouse or condo in West Virginia and going on with our lives. Who knows when this house will sell and we are wasting time waiting on it to happen.

I know you are going to be busy, so keep us up to date.

hugs
sissie

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

My computer had a problem... maybe you saw my comment... maybe not! :) Deep breaths.......
Such a blessing that your daughter & family are moving with you. I look forward to your chronicles of your adventure! (Please feel free to delete this if it shows up twice!)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Kathy! This is wonderful! So great to have your daughter and company go too, you will be in heaven! Very happy for you!

Red Door Home said...

So exciting for you and your family! You are so blessed to be living so close to one another. I am so looking forward to following this new chapter in your life!

Heathahlee said...

So excited for you, especially since your daughter and her family are coming, too! I have to ask, though...how did you pick Ohio? Just the closest state that had a reasonable housing market? Or do you already have ties there?

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Congratulation, how exciting! It's so wonderful that daughter and family will be going too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Okio B Designs said...

Things will definitely go smoothly for everyone!

J

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Kathy! How exciting! Where generally in Ohio are you going to be? We are right outside of Cincinnati in Northern Kentucky so I couldn't help but wondering if you'd be near us. :) Praying for a smooth move for you all and your daughter's family!

Heather

Sandra said...

Aw, I bet you're going to like it! Plus to have your daughter with y'all will be great!
Blessings,
Sandra

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats, Kathy! I'll be looking forward to seeing more about your move and of course the decorating of your new home.
xo,
Sherry

Judy said...

So glad your daughter and her family will be able to join you! Just think of all the new material to blog about the move is going to bring you.
Fingers crossed and hands clasped, be blessed

Donna, The Decorated House said...

At last you can make these changes you have been longing for. I hope everything continues to go so smoothly!

BECKY said...

How exciting Kathy! I am praying for all of the details! It will be wonderful, I'm sure!!

And you will have a new blank canvas to work your magic on! How fun!!

Hugs to you, gal!
Becky

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I am so happy for you :) Can't wait to see the new house and follow you along on this exciting journey :)
XO
Kristin

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I'm so happy for you and your family, Kathy! So exciting! Looking forward to all the happy details.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

What wonderful news for all of you.. This is such a great adventure and sure sounds like a good idea..
Looking forward to going with you every step of the journey..

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kathy,

What great news and such an exciting time!! So nice to be able to share this new experience with your daughter as well...that you will be there for each other in this time of transition. How fun two new homes to plan for and decorate!!
Thanks for the visit today!
Have a great weekend...
All the Best,
Christine

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That's fabulous! I'm so excited for you! The best part is that the rest of your family can move too! So did your house sell or is it still going to be on the market while you live in Ohio?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How exciting and I can't wait to see the new place.

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

You came to mind today, and I miss you! So I popped on over to see what you've been up to and wow! I chose a fantastic day to do so :). Congrats girl! How exciting to have a fresh start with your grandbaby so close by. I know moving can be so tiring and stressful but looks like fab things are ahead for you! Blessings on the transition.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Kathy, this is SO exciting!!! I'm so happy for you and your whole family~What a blessing, indeed. I pray that all goes wonderfully!!
XO
Cindy

Debbie said...

Congratulations on the big move! Welcome to Ohio...you'll love it here =) I'm about 40 min south of Cleveland...housing is definately less expensive here than New York, the whole cost of living will be so much better for you and your family.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This the beginning of a WONDERFUL new chapter! Turning in your notice....I am SO jealous!! Good for you :)

I will be following along and will of course, keep you in my prayers :)

Lou Cinda

Anonymous said...

That is so, so exciting! I dream of leaving Boston for a more affordable area. Alas, my husband won't move!

And to have your family right around you will be marvelous. I am just so excited for you!!

Christine from Design Esquire

Pamela said...

I am soooo excited for you Kathy! That is wonderful that your son and his family get to move too!

fran @ eleven-o-one said...

Congratulations! It is always fun to explore a new area. I know you're excited.

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

Sounds exciting and acary at the same time, but I'm sure you wouldn't make this decision if it didn't feel right. I wish you all the luck in the world.

Are you going to continue your design work there?

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