Extra points if you know our destination from the title of my last post.
My husband is leaving tomorrow and I have been trying to help him get ready. He is of course preparing for teaching, but we’re also having to think about what things he will need to bring with him right away to get set up in a new apartment or house.
I think it’s going to be tough on him at first, particularly since he won’t have a car and I will have all the furniture. We are going to try hard to avoid making major purchases, but he’s going to have to sleep somewhere, and I’m worried about how he’ll get around. He’s confident he can find a place to live that’s near to where he’ll be working, but we don’t know how the town is laid out at all so I just don’t know how feasible it is to be without a car. My friend is going to help him out for a while, but my husband is not someone who is comfortable asking for help and I can just picture him living on granola bars or something because he can’t get to the grocery store.
I have announced at work that I am leaving; my last day is October 14. It feels so wonderful to know that I won’t have to do this job forever. Cliche or no, it feels like a weight has been lifted off my chest. I also had to call the search committee at the job I interviewed for to tell them I’m withdrawing from consideration. That was a hard call to make.
Our destination is not in a state that mandates insurance coverage for infertility treatments and we haven’t seen the details of the university’s health plan yet, but even so the fact that my husband will be making a good salary puts us in a better position than we are currently, even if I don’t start working right away. We suspect that we will have to drive a considerable distance to find a clinic (haven’t researched this yet), and I don’t know if we’ll have to start all over again with testing. Does anyone have any experience with this? It’s been about a year since we’ve seen my RE and about 8 months since we’ve seen the urologist; if and when we decide to re-technologize our babymaking efforts, will we want to have all of our tests repeated, or will we be able to go from our previous results? I sort of think we should start again because it’s been so long since some of the tests were done.
I’m feeling really hopeful right now, and I have to say that at least part of that is due to the fact that in less than 2 months I will get up in the morning and NOT go to my office!