Well, it’s official. We’re being transferred to Atlanta this summer, probably around the beginning of June. This move is bringing us a lot of joys and lots of heartbreak. While BP’s company is paying to move us, we are having to say goodbye to the farm and farm life. I’ve made a list of the good and the bad here.
-Cost of living is less
-Houses are more affordable (Portland did not suffer the housing market crash, so that’s in our favor it Atlanta)
-BP will be getting a promotion and a raise
-BP will be starting up his own office in Atlanta
-It’s good for his career
-They’re moving us
-They’re moving Casey, the dogs and the cats
-We’re not taking Luna with, but we already knew we needed to rehome her because of Freya’s issues
-Can’t take the goats with- too costly and too hard on pregnant does
-Can’t take the chickens or the peeps (which are pullets now, they’re growing up!)
-Trying to move far away without being there is hard. Trying to find an appropriate boarding facility is harder.
-Dude will start a new school, again. With his issues, this may be a problem. It will be difficult to find the right placement for him.
Well, the positives outweigh the negatives, at least from a practical, logical standpoint. It doesn’t negate the heartache of giving up beloved pets or changing our lifestyle.
Maddie will be returning to her owner shortly. She’s not the horse for us anyways and we’re ok with that. Plus, her owner misses her horribly.
That’s it for now! Gotta go figure out how to move my dogs to Atlanta in the middle of summer weather. Any suggestions?
PS Luna and the goats are already advertised as available. I’ve got people coming out to see goats this weekend so saying goodbye is coming sooner rather than later. It’s important to me to get my does settled before they kid as to lessen their stress.