Tuesday, March 3, 2009

For those lost souls...

James has taken a job that will be based out of Lakeland FL...that's half way between Tampa and Orlando right off of I-4 for you non-Floridians. It came up out of nowhere and at the 11th hour...more like 11:59 but who's counting.

James got a Facebook message from a friend in FL (Tu Mclendon) on a Thursday night which lead to a phone interview the next Monday and then a flight to Albuquerque, NM that Tuesday. He took a four hour plane ride to NM via Dallas, had a three hour luncheon in the airport, and then a return light via Dallas back to TN. By the time he got home that night, he had a PHENOMINAL offer waiting for him in his inbox which he accepted on Wednesday, his 2 week deadline for PA.

He decided to drive down there yesterday for a handful of days to meet everyone on his team and maybe get a slight feel for the area so we know where to look for homes/churches/schools/etc.

Please, please, PLEASE pray for a quick, good sell on our TN home (we can't take a year and a half to sell this one like we could with our FL house). Also, the girls need prayers for moving too. Jael seems to be excited about it, but I don't think it's registered with her that her friends, especially Foster, won't be moving with us. Mady, on the other hand, is totally siked about being able to see Abbey but SOOO doesn't want to leave her school/church/karate school/new friends behind. Me...I just don't want to box everything up and deal with the headache of selling this house. James will need pray for travel and being away from his family often. And as for Landon...he's totally oblivious to the whole situation...I think he will adjust just fine.

I thihnk I gave you the Reader's Digest version of everything...if you have questions, just ask.


Kbear and Jman said...

You got my prayers. :) God continues to guide your path.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you guys! Thats great that you guys will be so close to people you already know! We will miss having you so close. Let us know if you need help packing in TN!

Jamie and Tammy Reid