We’re in a weird place with our home situation. Our current rental house contract goes until July (so it has ended now) and now we’re on a month to month lease. So we can leave any time for a new rental. And we want to leave because we don’t love our current rental house.
Up until recently we’ve planned on moving to Idaho by this winter. That’s what Allan’s company told us would happen back last winter when they hired him.
Well, unsurprisingly the Idaho job still isn’t ready (these are all start up companies, all owned by the same finance company) so we’re going to be in Colorado pretty certainly for another year or more. We’re okay with this! We’re liking Colorado!
But, Allan’s company would also like Allan to move to Nevada for the next 8-12 months to be a project manager over a brand new mine. They’re not requiring it by any means, it’d just be easier for them since they want him out there so often because he’s the only one good enough to be the manager over there.
Basically to not add more unnecessary details, we can stay here in Colorado in a new rental or move to Nevada! This is the decision we’re trying to make right now and it’s REALLY difficult! I tell Allan almost daily (or as often as the subject comes up) I just can’t make a decision! I’m so traumatized from Arizona I feel numb to choosing a place to live! I know what I don’t want, what the only real deal breaker is and that is a place where temperatures get to 100 degrees outside! I can’t do that. Ever again. I can’t do heat. Even here in Colorado, this week it got into the 90s for the first time and I haaaaaaate it. (But it’s manageable for sure) I’m a COLD weather girl. This winter with the blizzards and snow and cold, my gosh it didn’t phase me at all! It surprised even me, honestly, how well suited I am to snow!! I just am. I haven’t the slightest idea as to why because I grew up in cold climates but so did the entire rest of my own family and they hate cold and rain and snow!! I’m just the weirdo of the bunch, I guess!
Nevada, the area we’d move to, is very similar in weather to Colorado. I think it’s a bit cooler and has a lot more snow in the winter but we’re talking a ten degree difference tops. It doesn’t get as hot as it does here in Colorado.
The two things that make me hesitate about Nevada are how freaking ugly it is (my gosh google Eureka or Ely Nevada on google images and gasp at the ugliness for me, lol!) and how tiny the towns are! Ely is pretty darn small but Eureka is plain old teensy. Probably the smallest town I can imagine living in! (2,000 people!) We could live in either of these towns since Allan’s mine site is in between the two. I like the idea of Ely because it’s a bit bigger but (and this is a major deal breaker for me!) there is a maximum security prison there!! Well, 9 miles north of Ely to be exact. But still! I just can’t.
So for me it’d have to be Eureka (Eureka is 80 miles from Ely) but Eureka is like a gas station and tiny grocer type town. That’s it.
I just don’t know!!! Ack, could I really, truly live in such a town?!?! We’d be so much better off financially and I would be with Allan every day of the year (yay!) and it’s a better job than the one here in Colorado. Though in technicality he’d still be doing the same job, just traveling to do it! So I guess that’s not a pro.
I could talk in circles about this topic forever. And Allan and I do!! We’re so confused! The thing is… we’ll be making this decision like THIS week!! We want to decide before the school year starts so that we don’t put the girls through the trauma of two different schools in one school year again! I felt so bad about them going to two new schools last January! I don’t want to do that to them again. I went to a million schools as a child, often more than one per school year, and it was so very rough. I don’t want my kids to go through that if I can avoid it. Their school here in Colorado starts August 6th. School in Nevada starts on the 27th. So we have until Sunday to decide, really. And Allan’s gone and we don’t have a time to sit down together and talk! haha! It’s so rough!
So anyway, here are some pictures from one of the rentals we looked at here in Colorado. We’ve looked at a bunch and don’t know what one we’ll go with if we do stay.
The kids were pretending to be dogs in the back seat of the car before we left.