After several interviews in February (in person, on the phone, via Skype), Robbie was offered a job in Dallas beginning in mid-March. We began immediately packing and staging the house in Hudson to sell. We put the house on the market on a Thursday and headed to Dallas on Saturday to look for a new home over spring break. On Sunday we made an offer and signed a contract on the house in Allen. On Tuesday we received a full price offer on the house in Hudson! Robbie finished out his final week at his old job while I graded papers and continued packing after returning home on Wednesday. The following Wednesday we headed to Nashville and returned home on Sunday with just enough time for us to drive from Houston to Hudson and then Robbie headed to Dallas to begin his new job.
I was still teaching 2 classes and working the ABC job in East Texas, but I drove back up to Dallas the following Thursday evening, and we closed on the Allen house on March 30. We cleaned on the house and hired painters to do all the ceilings before I headed back home. I taught my classes on Monday, finished my last day at ABC Tuesday, and Wednesday Daddy and I moved a U-Haul load of stuff to Allen. Daddy built a base for our new shed and helped us paint the front room before we headed back to Hudson. Robbie and I loaded up the Expedition on April 7 in the midst of an Easter weekend snowfall (in East Texas!!). We were in Allen for Easter Sunday and enjoyed lunch at Texas Land & Cattle. Monday I headed back to East Texas early to teach my classes. The mover arrived on Wednesday morning to load the truck in Hudson. (one vase was broken that day!)
our little happy home as we closed on it on April 13. I had to drive back four more times to finish the semester at SFA, but by mid-May we were well on our way to being unpacked and settled in our new home.
Thanks Tammy for the inspiration to get this story recorded!