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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

So Here's The Deal...

Over the past few months I have been talking with the owners of Orion Property Management. Orion, along with their investors, owns an apartment complex we manage for them. They like us. We like them. Good thing.

Last night Josh and I went out to a really nice dinner with them and discussed further what has been discussed over the past few months. When taking on their property in October, it was mentioned that they could use us at some of their other properties, namely one is Mississippi. My heart skipped a beat. As, many of you know I lived in Mississippi when I was a little girl and it will always have a huge spot in my heart. I also have a lot of family in the South who I ADORE and miss everyday. So the thought of being able to live there for a time is so exciting to me. Josh on the other hand was less than thrilled. (he has never been there!! so he is totally pre-judging with no grounds to do so) Over the last few months we have talked about it a lot, praying, pondering, wondering what in the heck we are supposed to do!

So last night, they sat us down and said it is ours for the taking. Do we want to do this. So of course we would only go if financially it made sense. Yes, it makes sense. But money aside there are so many more reasons for me wanting to go. I would want to go even if the money wasn't there. Josh is torn because he has another property here that he is really attached to. It is a property that basically runs itself and Josh really likes it. Josh also is torn because he feels committed to the owner of a business he is currently running. Carter said "no" when I asked him if he wanted to move to Mississippi...his vote doesn't count yet.

We wouldn't be in Mississippi forever. The plan is we move there and "rehabilitate" the property. Get it running to its full potential, train new mangers, and then from there move on to another property(right now the next tentative location is in Indiana). Then when we want to settle we can pick a place and stay as long as we want...or buy out and leave completely.

So that is what we are up to. I have been wanting to blog about it for months but I was never quite sure if it was for real, if it was really going to happen. But it is totally up to us. They want us to go, but they also understand if we choose to stay where we are. These guys are seriously THE BEST guys ever. I trust and respect them 125.6%. So I am really excited, but nervous, and scared. The only thing holding me back is of course family. I like having my mom in arms reach. I like being able to drive only 90 minutes to see my most favorite people in the world. So that is the only thing tugging at my heart. The rest of me is ready to move right now.

What do you guys think?

9 comments:

Casey Marie said...

If it feels right, then go.

julie said...

I say boo. And move to Twin. There's plenty of opportunities here. :) haha!

Ok, fine, it sounds pretty great. But as you already know nothing anybody else matters..so do what Casey says.

smash said...

I vote for an adventure. If it is terrible, guess what, you can just come back.

Shelby said...

What a huge decision for you to make! Keep praying--if you don't get a for sure answer then it probably means the choice is yours to make and either would work out.

It's like your very own choose-your-own adventure book in real life! Good luck and let us know what you decide.

Cheri said...

HUge move, but honestly getting to move around a bit sounds fun. I like to see new places, not perminently, but for a time it would be fun. Keep praying, that's the best answer your going to get.

Emily said...

I say go for it. The best thing for our family was when we moved to Logan and got away from family. I know its not that far but its better than when we were in Twin. Being on your own makes you depend on eachother more. I'm always up for an adventure but do what you think and feel is best for your family.

Carrie said...

Do it. Go right now. That's my vote...you won't have this same opportunity again. I think it would be good for you and your family...but, like Casey said, do what feels right.

Bradbury Trio said...

HERE'S THE ANSWER YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR: (drum roll please....)

YOU SHOULD MOVE TO MISSISSIPPI!

AND THE REASON WHY IS: (another drum roll)

Make sure Josh hears this one....

YOU'LL BE CLOSER TO ME!!! Now honestly what more could you ask for?!?!?!?! :) LOL!!

You guys will do what's right, the best is to go with your heart! That would be so exciting if you did move over this way though!! I'm away from family, and knowing it's temporary is what keeps me going! In five years, we hope to be closer to them...BUT not tooooo close ya know what I mean?!? NIck and I have been away from them so long, it's kind of nice actually! :)

Lara said...

That would be so fun for you. I'd love to leave and go someplace and just be our own little fam. We love adventure. But then again, we'd miss our families big time. But like you said- it wouldn't be forever...