For those of you that are waiting for our move update, we made it! 🙂
We left our old place on Wednesday at 5:30PM (we had to wait for my wife to get out of work – and yes, that means that I loaded the entire trailer by myself!), and we were on the road! After about 2 hours, my eyes were already closing from exhaustion… The previous night involved more packing than sleeping, and I wasn’t able to catch the nap I wanted before we left either. Unfortunately, the double espresso Starbucks coffee wasn’t really doing the trick either. 5 hours later, I really couldn’t drive any farther, and I turned the driving over to my lovely wire. She drove like a champ and we were able to alternate all the way to Michigan!
Since we paid a little money upfront for a vehicle inspection, we had no issues on our trip whatsoever. The Jeep pulled the trailer like butter, and sometimes I actually forgot it was back there. Now that we’re here, I’ll probably get the Jeep looked at again (especially since it will be below freezing around here for the next couple of weeks) to avoid any issues that we may have unknowingly acquired from our extensive road trip.
All in all, it took us 27 hours of constant travel (we only stopped for 10 minutes to sleep) to reach our destination in Michigan. There was no snow or rain, and the traveling conditions were absolutely perfect. We had a great trip.
I am still totaling up the final moving expenses, and I fully expect the full move to cost less than $1,000, but that will come in a later article.
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.