Mike and I are back to talking about moving, after a few days of being depressed when our first market value analysis gave us less-than-optimal results. We had a new (more experienced) realtor come in, and now it looks like we may in fact be able to escape this place called New Jersey and aim for greener pastures in Kentucky. I'm excited, although of course by the time we get there, my friend in Louisville will surely have moved to California for her fiance's grad school education. Oh well.
Since we are planning to simplify our lives with a move, Mike is planning to work a more flexible job. The only problem we see is that he will no longer have insurance through his employer. It's likely that even if he finds a new job that will give him insurance, they won't give me any insurance coverage as a domestic partner and not a spouse. That means, get married or get private insurance. I would prefer the latter but only because I'm a nonconformist. Financially, we'll likely be heading off to visit the court house and tie the knot for no other reason than securing insurance for ourselves and our kids.
Maybe we should move to Canada instead: socialized health care for all!