July 21, 2005

Need your input

ok, so my postdoc job fell through. I mean spectacularly.

So now, should we take the house or not?

Neither one of us has a job right now, although it's looking like DH will get one first....

Our furniture comes on the 28th (it's being delivered to storage)

So what should we do?

Posted by caltechgirl at July 21, 2005 08:40 PM | TrackBack

Not enough information. But usually I do what feels right. I am getting ready to live on the edge with us building a new house. I may end up paying 2 mortgages for a while. It scares the 'dickens' out of me. It felt right to do it. I will live with the consequences.

Posted by: vw bug at July 21, 2005 10:07 PM

Yup, good advice. I would add, do not only what feels right, but what you really want to do. What is most important? Living in LA (OK, Pasadena)? Getting a postdoc? Not having any financial/living worries?

Yes, DH will likely get a job first, since he's chasing more open positions. OK, fine, that's step one. Once that falls into place, getting a place to live will be easier (somewhat). Step two. Then, it will take a while for you to find work, since postdocs jobs are rare.

Does your passion lie in a postdoc possition or living in Southern California?

Posted by: Ben at July 21, 2005 10:21 PM

They're smart. What could I possibly add?

Posted by: Deb at July 21, 2005 11:12 PM

Heh. Deb beat me here.

Too bad about the job falling through though. Sometimes these things prove to be blessings later, so let's hope...

Posted by: Jay at July 21, 2005 11:42 PM

I guess I'm more of a numbers cruncher. If you think you can afford the house on your current income (Especially since you don't know what exactly your pay rate will be once you an DH get a job), and you want the house go for it. If you think that if you take the house and you can't afford it on a minimal income along with other expenses, I'd hold off.

Doing what feels right is fine, but sometimes it feels right for me to quit my job and become a full time re-enactor. Then I realize I kind of need money to support my family. Make sure what feels right is actually what is best for you.

Posted by: Contagion at July 22, 2005 08:55 AM

Sorry to hear about your position falling through.

What to do? Mmmmmm, can't say, I'm not a practical person, and in particular I've never had a house. Though I'm pulling for you folks, from out here 2000 miles east.

Posted by: Paul Burgess at July 22, 2005 01:02 PM