Saturday, May 24, 2008

Suwanee here we come!

Ok...its official! We are MOVVVVVVVINGGGGGG!!! Not until March/April though. Heres the deal. Next year I have to do my out of town rotations for Anesthesia. Basically we do 13 one month rotations...and at the end of each month we have a weekend to move to the next city and start back at the new hospital Monday. We have rotations set up everywhere: St Louis, Kansas CIty, Houston, Atlanta, Ohio, Alabama, New MExico, etc. So as you can see.....thats a lot of moving and driving and what not. Heres the other kicker....only about 1/2 of them provide housing. Most of them you have to go on craigslist and find somewhere to live for a month. ($$$$). Paying double rent while paying to travel across the country isn't exactly the easiest thing for a grad student. With there being 12 rotations set up in Atlanta...it only makes sense that we should move there for a few years. (Theres 4-5 in Savannah but tons of competition since everyone lives here now..so I could probably only get 2 months in Savannah) So after a little research, we decided Suwanee, GA is the place to be for the next few years. Now that we have made the decision...I'm SUPER excited! I really think its somewhere I could raise my family. It will be tough being away from home (Cleveland)...but it was rated #10 in the top places to live by money magazine and top places to raise a family. Pretty cool huh? So for my first 6 rotations I will try to get them in Ohio where I can stay with family and in Savannah where I can be with my hubby. Then the last 7 will be in the Atlanta/Gainesville area in which I will NOT be paying double rent or being away from my hubby for 7 monhts. SAweEEEEEEEET! (IN addition I will NOT be dealing with snow either :) I'm sure my family and friends in Ohio aren't exactly enthrawled with this decision...but its what's best for now. I will probably take a sign on bonus for 2-3 years...and we can reevaluate at that time if Suwanee is the place for us...and if we should buy a house there. (By then we will probably be dealing with lil runninduffs if you know what I mean) haha

So thats the big news around this place. Other than that...I'm just trying to go force myself to go to the pool....eeeeeeeeeek! 1..2...3...GO!

7 comments:

D10 said...

Wow, all that moving is crazy!Sounds like you found a plan that will work best for you and your husband. It is always such a great feeling when things get settled.

Have a great swim and a great weekend!

Viv said...

That is a lot of moving. I am glad you are excited about the new location. Sounds sweet I can't help but think of the song Suwanee River..LOL! OK whenver you are in Houston we totally need to grab a drink and talk tri :-D

Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Exciting about the moving! You should start a 50 states challenge while you're at it...

rinus said...

Whow!!! thays a lot off moving..Good luck!.
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triguyjt said...

Ii hear fabumouos things about suwanee so thats a good choice..

Now, get in that pool and I want 2500 yards at the least...

you heard me...get moving ;)

triguyjt said...

Sorry about that Fabulous spelling!!!!!!!!!

bill carter said...

Hi Christine

It sounds like you have a great plan and that is the only way to get through school and all the other BS (parking..WTF). I remember the whole rotations thing (ours were 4x 3 months) and housing really was tough.

Best of luck with the tri training and I really like the new header.