I interrupt this usually happy blog to bring to you some sad news. Changing that countdown ticker jinxed us.
We have had a HUGE setback in our plans to become nomadic and it is really upsetting. Words can not describe. Or maybe they can?
This whole fast motion of a journey was put into play 3 months ago when Derek asked his direct reporting manager to go work remotely. We based all the rest of our life changes on this one decision. We have told friends and family we are leaving, bought an RV, started to sell our belongings and even asked our landlord to break our lease early. (We posted the rent ad on Craigslist LAST night)
Well I got a phone call from Derek this morning and he sounded pretty disappointed. He said “I can’t work remotely after all.” WHAAAATTTTTT?!?!?!?!?! We have been planning our whole life around him being able to work remotely. Hell, we even went into debt for the first time because we thought we had an income on the road. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.
Come to find out, the manager above his manager disagrees with the whole “work remotely” thing. That would have been nice to know 3 MONTHS AGO! There has been multiple conversations between Derek and his manager, even the last meeting was about us leaving March 1 with a transition period starting Feb 1. Where Derek would work remotely 2 days a week at an RV park in Austin.
The more I sit here and stew over this, the more I get upset. We are going over our various options at this time.
But for right now….I don’t know when we will be on the road.
Stay tuned…..and I hope we will be back to the regularly scheduled happy travel blog.