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Some bright morning when this life is over, I'll fly away
To a land on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away

Living in california makes for some interesting challenges.

Can't buy a house, even if I could I dont really see the value except for what you could sell it to some other sucker for. Seems like eventually everyone would just wise up.

Oh how glad and happy when we meet, I'll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet, I'll fly away

So we made an escape plan. Bought a travel trailer, moved into and RV park and started saving. The plan was in a year, we were going to blow this popsicle stand and move to nevada, little whore town winnemucca north reno. Logic had no time we really needed very little money to buy $100k house. We could do it.. today. So my wife went up to check out the market. We told my boss (long story, but yeah, we) and he said it was sorry to see us go but absolutly I could continue working via telecommute.

I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away

The boss and I talked it over at lunch while the offer for a house was being faxed to the real estate agent. We made some interesting discoveries over lunch, find out i'm respected alot more then I thought. That he had plans for me, big momey, $80k a year with bonus.

Saying things like he hates to see me go as a friend and as a coworker. I was admitedly being overly optimistic about how permanent telecommuting would affect the company.

Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away
To a land where joy will never end, I'll fly away

So in the end, he's going to look into getting me that raise, a real one. If I stay?

The offer is being considred now, we'll find out by wensday afternoon.

Boss says he really wants to keep me, do what he can to get us on our own property, even fronting some money.

I was ready to go though.

3 bed double wide on a 5 acre lot, the backyard extends right into BLM land (a reserve you could say) and a mile through that you have the river.

We were going to go horseback riding together while my parents watch the little one.

Did I mention my family moved up there?

Very very torn.

Leaving would set a large hole in the company, as least from what the boss assumes. He'd keep me on, but would have to hire someone else locally... I dont know if thats neccessary...

What do I want?

I can get some land here, set back a good distance from the city.

things are starting to not make sense again.

Boss said 100 miles away would be fine, telecommute 80% of the time. But that doesn't sound ideal if i'm supposed to going to have people working under me soon.

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I'll fly away

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  • what is gonna make you and your wife the happiest
    because ultimately that is the most important decision
    not what is gonna make the company happy

    that said I highly recommend owning your own home in a rural area
    The wife and I made the plunge last august and we love it, Just make sure that whatever home you buy has up to date utitities(eg. Decent furnace/electric panel etc)
  • So, like, what happened? -- Rrad
    • Chickend out.

      My talks with my boss really inspired me, I feel different like watching a baby born. I feel now that I can create a fully functional profitable department. I'm working with him on buisness finances, find out how much the employees get from the company profits. He says he's going to be very gracious when we start making money, and he cares alot for us, but he's a cheap guy by nature. So getting the numbers down as the company grows will be very important for everyone I belive. I need to know wh

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