Basically everything is on schedule right now. It's already May but I have yet to secure a job and we've yet to decide on a place to live. Reminder: Tony's school begins mid August. We'd like to be moved by August 1st at the latest, so we have a couple weeks to settle in - make a few trips to IKEA ya know etc. Ideally I'd like my first day of work (in my imaginary dream job) would be around August too - or a little sooner to start making some extra bucks.
As of now I've had 1 phone interview - not such a promising start. I've applied to a bunch of jobs - maybe a dozen. I find more every week. I applied for one February 1st and they just called me this week - slow state government jobs! jeez. It's okay; I'll take slow if it means pushing my potential start date late into the summer and the prospect of high wages. If I get that job they want me to start in May (not likely).
We're planning on 4 mini scouting missions to look for houses and neighborhoods in the next month. We're making 2 trips up to DC for my brother's college graduation and a friend's wedding in May. We'll have to drive right through Richmond along the way on I-95. We figure no better time to check Richmond out than when we're already there! One mini scouting trip each direction - there and back. We'll be looking specifically at The Fan, Church Hill, Jackson Ward, The Museum District and Old Town Manchester.