So it was not easy news to deliver.
The drive home from work that day was a long one.
I even sat in the car with the air conditioning going trying to figure out how to broach the subject. Unexpectedly, the bosses offered me a promotion that I was not expecting at all. In fact, when the position opened up weeks ago, I didn’t even throw my hat in the ring. I didn’t think I’d get it and we were also sort of tired of moving. This was the first place that we sort of put down any kind of roots when we bought our home. This was a big deal for us and came with a lot of work as well. The house was exactly what we wanted but it needed some TLC as it was run down a bit. But with some renovations and new HVAC equipment, the house is a jewel. We knew that this would be the case when we found it. So asking my wife to move from the one place that we’ve made our own wasn’t easy. However, my wife is in the same business that I’m in so she sort of has a better frame of reference for the situation. She just asked me that if the shoe were on the other foot, would I move for her. The answer was and always will be an unequivocal yes. So we were moving again. I called the HVAC company to cancel the HVAC service plan. They were so great that they even offered to help with promotional material for the HVAC unit we had installed. And they sent me an email with the best HVAC companies where we were going.