Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Hope you penciled us in.

That would be in your address book! Those who know us well won't be surprised, but our house officially went on the market today. We made the decision about a week ago. The straw that broke the camel's back was the notice from our mortgage company that they underestimated our escrow by over $1000. We paid $6200 in property taxes last year! Needless to say we have to get out of Illinois. SkyWest verbally agreed before we moved out here that once we had actual cost of living numbers they would discuss it with us. Well their 'discussion' was pretty much like it or lump it. So after a lot of talking and debating our many options, we feel it would be in the kids best interest to move them back to Vancouver (PERMANENTLY). Having Rick commute to Chicago four days a week is far from ideal but not being able to buy groceries or build relationships with their family members is also not good. In Vancouver I have the ability to earn an income, we have the physical and emotional support of family and above all else we could actually afford to live! That being said, we don't expect this house to sell any time soon and things can always change but we don't expect them to. We will keep you posted on our where abouts!
We are still waiting for our travel approval from the Chinese government. Nothing out of the ordinary it can take up to five weeks. I am thinking it will arrive sometime near the 25th - but that is just a wild guess! Our agency is still predicting we will spend Thanksgiving in China, but that is by no means carved in stone. I would hate to miss Thanksgiving with the boys, but I just can't wait to get that baby girl in my arms too!

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