A couple of weeks ago, I had mentioned that there would be an announcement on where we were going to live (more on that later). And before that, the last I had mentioned it (in this blog) was on December 8, when I said that it was between White Bear Lake and St Louis Park.
Well, a lot has happened since December 8.
When we were in Moorhead over Christmas, Vernon checked out some office properties there. He found some that he liked, they sent him back proposals... there was one that looked like a really good opportunity (free rent for 6 months, they'd cover build-out costs, etc.).
Vernon and I decided that it might be really nice to move to Moorhead. My mom lives there, so we started imagining what it would be like to go out together, with each other, on a regular basis, having my mom babysit. It seemed like a lovely idea.
They drew up a lease.
Last Tuesday (January 25), we went to Moorhead to look at the space again, doing a walk-through and looking at the layout for the build-out that was about to occur.
But then Vernon and I got to talking, and something didn't feel right about the whole thing (the space, moving to Moorhead, etc.), so we called it off.
We were literally *THIS* close to signing the lease. Four days ago, we were looking at carpet samples, people. WE WERE LOOKING AT CARPET SAMPLES!
So, the announcement was going to be that we were moving to Moorhead. But now, we're not.
I'm actually glad we got so far in the process to realize what it is that we really want. We want to live in the Twin Cities. I guess it took thoroughly looking into Moorhead in order for us to come to that conclusion.
We're going to make our life somewhere in the Twin Cities. Still not (entirely) sure where yet, but it's not going to be St Louis Park or White Bear Lake either. It's kind of like we're back to square one, but we're not (even though we kind of are), because we have learned and grown so much in the process.
We're in a good place.