Life evolves. The original plan was only moving if Nikki found a job out of town. Which as of yet has not happened, but it's always a potentiality. Unfortunately, I got curious, and I looked at towns around our area and asked NIkki what the maximum commute was, as apparently there are several choices in a city a half hourish south of us that would put our mortgage at a third to half of what we pay now. Let that percolate a moment, yeah. And the houses are bigger and nicer. One is so flat out gorgeous. but we're not ready to list (although working hard at it!) and that city doesn't have a huge migration...so it's possible it will still be there when this one sells. I need to sell this one first for the down payment for the next one. And watching Trump deconstruct our country has forced me into the realization that we need to get a setup where if we have to we can survive okay on minimum wage jobs. We can't do that in this house, and I feel financially insecure in what he's going to do in the next four years to realize now is the time to change that. Course, if he drives us into another Great Depression, I'm not sure there will be any burger cooking (I just can't say flipping, I've worked at McD's, no flipping involved it's a giant really hot clam thing) jobs to be had.
Especially if you're me. Republicans are trying to pass a bill now giving employers the right to genetic test employees and get the resutls. So much for Hipaa. I'm asthmatic, among other things, and I have no idea if that will show up or not. But I imagine if that law passes people with conditions can start saying goodbye to jobs so employers can save money on insurance feees. There is seriously no real reason an employer needs that level of medical information on potential employees. And since they also want to defund medicare and welfare and everything else, I wonder what these jobless ill people will do to survive. I imagine it won't be pretty.
But the decision to sell the house and go has been finalized no matter what he does job wise. And it's weird. On the one hand, there is new life possibilities! on the other hand...so much work, and crazy fears, an waiting for the house to sell being stuck in a limbo you can't control til that is done. And resentment that it literally is the fact that I can't count on my country to care about people like us, or anyone not in the top 2% financial positions, that i have to do this. Weird headspace for me right now, and I"m sorta volatile. The trump fans are trying to tell me I'm overreacting. I'm not. When you see a potential weakness, you fix it. $676 a month when I could get $150 to $290 a month is not an overreaction, it's a positive change so that if they automate, offshore, or just downsize nikki's job out we're not screwed.
My offspring is coming home next weekend to get the rest of his things, he's moving back with crazy ex. Here's hoping she's grown less crazy with time and it works out okay. It'll be great to get to see him, originally he was coming the weekend after but his moving plans changed, which is good becuase the weekend after I'll be driving to wehre it's warm to hop on a boat. PALM TREES! I'm coming palm trees! I can't really explain the palm tree thing, they just make me happy.