Well despite protests of innocence from our mover, it turns out that their quote (not to mention their revised quote) wasn’t all that competitive. Nicole found us an equally reputable company that will do it for $3000. Back to where we were before — but that’s much more comfortable territory.
As I feared, and just like last time, my employer’s HR department suspended my payroll, due to my family leave, and they forgot to put me back on — despite my e-mails reminding them. Not getting paid is awesome.
Fortunately, when I do get paid, its going to be a new, larger amount. Annual review time has come and gone, and my “salary action” was “favorable!” It was a challenging year at work, but its nice to know my efforts were appreciated — financially, that is!
I’d buy you all a round of drinks to celebrate, but we’re moving to another country, buying a house, feeding two babies, and I’m not getting paid right now… so hit me up in a year or so when we’re not totally broke.