Moving is never easy.
This is something that I have had to do over and over and it never gets better.
There really isn’t anything much worse than having to let your family know that there is another move coming. This time it was even worse because I had to leave for my new position immediately. My wife and I really had to talk it out because I was ready to have this latest move be the deal breaker. I was willing to walk away. But cooler heads prevailed. Fortunately, I was able to get some short term housing in the new region. I have a lot of time and energy invested in my career and my wife pointed out to me that this might be the last time we have to move. Also the kids are still young enough that they will be able to adjust to new schools and all of that. But with the short term rental housing, I am able to have the entire family out to the new region. This month to month lease allows me to provide a home base for my wife and family to transition to. My wife can take her time getting the house on the market and we can let the kids finish the school year as well. I think it will be a lot easier for them to start fresh in a new school year. And the furnished house acts as a home for me while I wait for the family to join me. Having the fully furnished rental will also allow for a much easier transition. All of us can now be included in finding our new home.