We've been talking about this for a while, but for some reason yesterday we both decided we were ready. The conversation, over gchat, went like this:
me: so I think I'm ready to move west.
Hubby: where? I can look for jobs. just tell me what state.
And, after a bit of talking, asking for advice, and using these three sites, we've narrowed it down to two states (though we're still open to advice!): Wyoming and Texas. Cheyenne and San Antonio, specifically.
San Antonio would be easier -- the hubby could transfer from his current job here and stay on the same project at their offices there. It could be a matter of months.
But I think we both are leaning towards Wyoming -- even though it would take at least a year. The openness and the prospect of truly being left alone. No HOAs or traffic jams! The prospect makes me smile.
So we shall see how this happens. Perhaps San Antonio will be a gateway to Wyoming. Perhaps we'll tough it out and go for what we really want. Who knows, we may even do something crazy like move to Alaska (don't worry, Mom, I don't want to move to Alaska).
I'll be updating this blog with posts about our decision, progress on updating the house and attempting to sell (or rent) in this wonderful housing market (yay. not.), and, of course, posting pictures of our adorable baby girl. And obviously I'll have to rant about tyranny and how I can't wait to get the hell out of metro DC and all the stupid that happens here.
So -- San Antonio or Cheyenne? Or somewhere else?