Well folks - things are changing and pretty quickly too! I made the decision to look for alternate work on the 4th. By the 7th I had come to terms with it and it was almost a desperate need to "get out!". I took the weekend off and spent it with a friend of mine out of state to try and relax and regroup and just not have to think. It worked, except for the 4 hour drive home lol That's when it hit me that I needed out ASAP. I hadn't even begun to look for jobs yet or a place to stay so I was freaking out a bit. I posted a status on my Facebook saying that things were going to be changing and that I would love positive thoughts and prayers as I tried to figure out what my next move was going to be. When lo and behold a friend texted me. They just so happened to be in the market for a babysitter/nanny and they also had a spare bedroom that no one was using - would I want to come be their nanny. It was one of those things where it just felt right. I had no hesitations saying yes, so in less than 3 weeks I will be living in Colorado! It works out perfectly - it gave me time to put in my 2 weeks notice with my boss here, then I'll have a week off to pack and downsize things because basically I can only take what can fit in my car. And the last weekend of the month my friends from CO are actually coming back to Iowa to visit for the weekend, so I'll be able to fit a few things in their car too if needed :) It's exactly the change they were needing and it's a dream of mine to live in Colorado, and also the change I need too. Came a LOT quicker than I had anticipated, but I trust that God will provide what I need :)
And now onto the fish. The first thing in my head after being offered the job was "What am I going to do with my fish?!" I am lucky to have awesome friends and family - Pascal and Lady Icarus are going to my nieces, and Darryl is going to a classmate I graduated with and her girls. They'll be going to their new homes on Sunday :( I'll miss them SO much. I'm going to make a condition of their adoption that they must send me a picture every so often :) That leaves me with Yoshi, Gilligan, Nemo, and Alaric. Just 4 boys again. I'm really nervous about how I'm going to get them out there with me. I'm not scared of transporting them, I have containers that I'll use, but I'm worried about how I'm going to keep them warm during the 12 hour drive. Right now all I can think of to do is to keep their containers padded and insulated and sitting in my seat with the seat warmer on periodically. I'll open the lids every couple of hours to give them some fresh oxygen. Any other tips for such a long trip would be very welcomed!
Proud fish mom to: Flame - veil tail
, Nimbus - veil tail, and NoName - crown tail.
And fur mom to my kitten Smeagol
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