Friday, November 11, 2011

Back in the Saddle

We did it.

We packed up our stuff in two 5x7x8 pods, left a TON of stuff that we couldn't fit, and got the heck out of Dodge.  Excuse me, Seattle.

We drove 2,600 miles with a 6-8 week old baby and a dog.

Tatum got to meet well over 100 people.

My car decided to start overheating in Flagstaff so we drove from Arizona to Oklahoma with the windows down and the heater going.

We're temporarily living with my parents while we look for a place of our own.

And, thank the Lord, we've been able to do it all debt-free so far.

With a varying income from Matt's leftover vacation time, transition to a new job and a promotion within 3 weeks, our budget has been all over the place.  We've had to purchase things that we didn't have room to pack, we're trying to figure out how to not be a financial burden to my parents, judging how much we'll be able to afford for rent or even possibly purchasing a home, and hopefully trying to recoup some of the savings we've spent.

All this with the holidays approaching.

Time to get back in the saddle and start budgeting again!