Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 45

Thread: Bittersweet!

  1. #1
    Senior Member Minister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    310
    I have been working so hard to get my business ready to open and my dh job shut down and he was offered a higher position at a plant in Austin,Tx. and he ACCEPTED! Can you believe this! All of my dreams have went up in smoke! I am in Tx now so he could look at the plant and the city. I was hoping he did not really care for it but nooooo he loves it. When we get back home we're moving. I am numb! My kids live in Killeen and is an hour away. I know no one in Austin or anywhere else in Tx.

  2. #2
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,044
    SO sorry!

  3. #3
    Super Member missgigglewings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Seguin and Universal City Tx
    Posts
    2,125
    Relax..Austin is a wonderful city once you get used to it! They have bumper stickers that say "Keep Ausitn Weird"! It is a very hippy, groovy, village type city! And I only live 45 mins away! So maybe we can hook up and be quilting buddies or shop hop buddies! You never know!

    I do know one thing: When God shuts one door, He opens another!

  4. #4
    Super Member oatw13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,746
    Bummer. You must be really disappointed.

    Try to look at this as a new adventure. You will meet people. Maybe you can find a house with a wonderful sewing space for you. :)

    Hopefully your business will only be on hold and you can work on it once you are settled.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ashburnham Mass
    Posts
    287
    I am so sorry for you, it will work out. Good luck.

  6. #6
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,663
    Blog Entries
    194
    sorry to hear but you know things will work out, happy your hubby found a job, and I see above that there is another quilter that doesn't live to far from Austin so you can be quilt buddies, get to know other quilters online and I bet you can find some in the Austin, Texas area, and please get your business open up there, good luck

    what type of business were you working on getting open?

  7. #7
    Senior Member Ginaky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Richmond, KY
    Posts
    590
    I have moved a lot in the 39 years we have been married (Air Force and GTE) and have always looked at it as an adventure! The first thing I have done in a new city is take the phone book and look up all the fabric and craft stores, or any other particular place, map them out and go visit them. And that's the advice I gave my daughter-in-law before she married our Army son 10 years ago.

    I hope you will be able to see this the same way. And be thankful he has a job, even a better one, as in this economy, that isn't always the case. We spent 4 years in TX and there are many great places there--I hope you will be happy. Good luck!!

  8. #8
    Senior Member cashmommy11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    church hill,tn
    Posts
    577
    dh has done this a few times to me with school.. but you will love austin. i go there a few times a year with dh on bus.. and it is alot of fun ... good luck on your move.

  9. #9
    Super Member Quilter7x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    north east
    Posts
    8,527
    Blog Entries
    1
    What type of business were you going to open? Is it possible to open that business in Austin? I can totally understand your frustration from getting everything just-so to open it where you are and then to have to drop all of it. {{{hugs}}}

    My niece lives in Austin, it is a huge city but it's very nice.

  10. #10
    Super Member jayelee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chaumont NY
    Posts
    1,174
    I am so excited for you What an adventure I live in the same house we have been in since I married in 1980 and grew up only six miles away in the same spot my parents have been all of their married life.Dont get me wrong I have a wonderful life but sometimes would like such an adventure

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    12
    With any move you must look at it as an Adventure, a new place to explore. Look up the quilt shops & perhaps find a Quilt Guild to join. You'll find friends with same interests. Hopefully you can concentrate on opening your business there. Your husband has a job, unlike many today, plus you will only be an hour from your kids! Sounds great to me....

  12. #12
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    8,278
    Just because the job's "in Austin" doesn't mean your home will have to be. There are lots of communities around Austin proper that will allow you a more "neighborhood feel". And even though now you are looking at Killeen as mileage away, it really *is* just a hop and skip up I-35 or, even better, through the countryside in Williamson County. Check out Georgetown, Salado on your way north.

    The area has fabulous restaurants, scenery, and things to do. Lots of advantages. And next fall, you'll be right there for the Houston International Quilt Festival!

    I envy you!

    Jan in VA (formerly Austin)

  13. #13
    Super Member jdiane318's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    springfield, MO
    Posts
    2,456
    I know that moving can be a life changer but ... Austin is pretty cool!!! The capital is there, the LBJ library is there, Congress street is super cool, and the music is so diverse that there just isn't anything to not like. And the FOOD!! There aren't enough words to describe the FOOD!!! There is a lot of history in Texas. Remember the line from their travel commercial, "Texas isn't another state, its a whole 'nother country", it is.

  14. #14
    Super Member isnthatodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Garland, TX
    Posts
    1,955
    I live in the Dallas area, but have a daughter in Austin, so we head that way fairly often. In fact, I will be there the weekend of the 20th. PM me if you want to meet and shop!!!

  15. #15
    Member julie777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Postfalls Idaho
    Posts
    86
    im sorry for what happened i hope your husband knows what you lost out on

  16. #16
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,406
    Blog Entries
    10
    Any change can be hard- just try to be happy for him and hope full for a new place to call home .

  17. #17
    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,528
    Blog Entries
    11
    I know it's easy for us to say be thankful your hubby has a new job - and you should - but my first reaction was how could he not have at least talked it over with you before accepting! I am assuming he was aware you were opening a business soon, right? Anyway, just wanted you to know that if you had this reaction, it is understandable! However it is a done deal and you really will have to make the most of it! God has a plan for all of us and it is up to us to seize these opportunities to grow. So just like you have made lots of new friends here, you now have a chance to make more friends in Austen. I wish you all the best and keep us informed.

  18. #18
    Super Member Grammy o'5's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    1,325
    Congratulations to your husband. You don't say how far you are from your kids now, being only an hour away would be good. I'm 10 hrs away (by road) from mine, 2 hrs by air.
    Maybe you'll be able to start your business in your new area.
    Wishing you the best in everything you have ahead. I do understand "bittersweet".

  19. #19
    Super Member Rose_P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas, USA
    Posts
    2,129
    You didn't say where you're moving from, but at least Austin is relatively close to the kids. As several people have pointed out, it's a nice place to live. My mom lived north of there for a number of years before she passed. The climate is pretty good - especially in winter. Housing in Texas is cheaper than almost anywhere else in the country, so that should be a plus. If it's a quilt shop you're thinking of opening, probably it will be good for that, but having to start all over with those plans is surely a big let down, especially if you already have a lease and inventory to deal with! It will be awhile before you get your bearings, but maybe it will be for the best in the long run. Best wishes.

  20. #20
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    2,960
    Blog Entries
    2
    Wishing you the best. I know how hard you were working to get a shop open, but maybe you will have a better opportunity after you move.
    I hope you don't have any trouble getting out from under any agreements you have had with the building you were working on.

    And look at it that God is in control and He has other plans for you.

    {{{Hugs}}}

  21. #21
    Super Member dglvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Eastern Washington
    Posts
    3,997
    Where are you moving from? Good luck. Maybe it will be a wonderful adventure after all. :thumbup:

  22. #22
    Senior Member Minister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    310
    Thanks you guys! I was so disappointed I did not see anything positive. This place is so big and I am scared. The traffic is so much busier than what I am used to in the country in Georgia. I was opening up a quilting shop in my small town. OMG! The bridges almost sent me into cardiac arrest(LOL). This guy on his job has abig nice house in a place called Elgin,Tx. We suppose to look at it tomorrow. Hopefully I can lose my fear and drive around the place alittle bit but not without dh! Again Thanks you guys. You are the best :lol:

  23. #23
    kbs
    kbs is offline
    Senior Member kbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    888
    It is tough being uprooted. My kids live 500 miles away so I know how you feel. But in today's world, just getting a job is great. Can you set up your business in the new town?

  24. #24
    Super Member JulieR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Emmitsburg, MD
    Posts
    1,624
    Oh this stinks. My mother's education and career were completely disrupted by my father's career, but eventually she said enough was enough and stopped moving with him. They're more happily married now than ever.

    But that's another story. LOL

    The MOST important part of your business has not changed - that's YOU! Wherever you are, you will be able to make your dream a reality. Lost your community? Whatever endeared you to your current hometown will make you a star in the new one, too.

    Believe in yourself. Sometimes life hands us lemons, but nobody ever said you couldn't bring your own tequila and salt. ;)

  25. #25
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    16,254
    Blog Entries
    2
    Oh hon, i'm so sorry. But Texas is great. I'm from there but live in Colorado (too far away). Austin is a great City and has lots to offer. when you get settled, look for quilt shops and other quilters. you will find them.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.