An Unexpected Offer
The last article I posted was about how I was considering moving to Colorado and I laid out both pros and cons for the move.
Well, on Facebook I had posted in a couple local groups trying to sell some of my stuff, stating that I wanted to move out of state and needed to unload items and get some more money to help with moving expenses.
Shortly after posting that I got a message on Facebook from a woman who fosters for our rescue. She asked if I was really moving, and I told her yes, that I hadn't been happy in a long time and feel like I need a fresh start. That's when she made me a pretty incredible offer.
She invited me to live with her, rent free, in exchange for pet care. She said her husband is trying to get a job in a city here that is far away and that it would last at least a year. And she is a flight attendant, and she doesn't want her dogs being moved between cities. So I would live there free, and in exchange take care of the dogs when they are gone.
How could I say no to something like that? And I told her I would also earn my keep by helping out with pet care (like cleaning up the waste, feeding, etc) and helping keep the house clean. I also offered to pay what I could afford in rent, but she said helping with the dogs and the house would be enough! :)
This would solve a couple of the issues/stressors that had be thinking about Colorado in the first place.
When I was researching Colorado I did think it sounded like a great place, one that I would enjoy living in. So I'm not completely ruling it out. But I figure if I stay here and live with out foster I can take some time to save up some money, try to get my credit built (once I figure out how) and then in the future if I decide to move I'll have a bigger bank account and good credit. Maybe I could even buy my own place when I moved instead of renting long term!
And I'll tell you all now that these people are really cool, and they have a really great house. Right now they have a backyard that is a whole acre, and they have an area in their house that can be closed off into it's own little wing (I'm just assuming at this point that's where I'd stay). And their current house is about a mile away from my house now, so I could see my babies (my mom's dogs) whenever I want. And of course they have said my pets are welcome too!
So fingers crossed that this works out! I really don't want another positive (and this being the biggest one yet) being taken from me!