Doc helped his buddy move today while doing so his current boss, who is also getting out of the army, offered him a job. I good job, not too much for Doc to deal with and this guy is well aware off all the limitations Doc would have, appointments he would need and all of that. He's a good guy, he would make sure Doc was doing what he needed to do. The pay is really good too, we could be in a position to be debt free after a few years. For someone with way more student loan debt than I care to admit I never thought that would happen.
So what's the down side? The job is in Arizona. Ari-fricken-zona! Why God, why must you toy with us the way you do? It's not in Yuma, thankfully, that would be an automatic no. It's the Phoenix area which is a really nice area with so much to do and people to meet. It's super close to the airport so taking a trip home wouldn't seem like such a chore (plus if he had a well paying job trips home wouldn't be impossible).
Now we are torn. In our heads, and our hearts, we were already home. We had plans made and our lives mapped out. But this opportunity is a really good one. Ahhhhhh what do we do? He keeps looking at me with his big puppy dog eyes hoping I will just make the decision. Honestly, it's not my decision to make, I married him and told him he had the first 20 years. I will go where he goes, that's the deal.
I told him to call his grandfather, he has always been Doc's sounding board when life throws curve balls. The worst part of all of this is that if we stay his grandparents will most likely pass away while we are still here. I know that it's a horrible thing to say but they are in their 80s and it's something we have to consider. He was raised by his grandparents. Is financial security worth lost time? It's one thing to be away for service to your country, it's another for financial gain. I know people do it all the time but we've never really considered it. I thought making phone calls home after our Christmas trip was canceled were hard - I can't imagine how it will go over if I call and drop the news that we are staying here.