This is moving very very quickly. Since Saturday, we have discovered that I can get a job, full removal (including flights for the family) and subsidised housing pretty much anywhere outside of Perth, if not for Term 4 then for start in 2008. And no requirement to stay in said role for more than the length of the contract (with no penalties!) even if the contract is one term. Way to get our stuff moved, no?!
HOWEVER – today, husband gets phone call from employment agency for HIS job. Oh, by the way, because you are going to a supervisor role, the company pays relocation costs. EEK! Suddenly, Perth is on the radar. Subsidised housing, no. No travel, yes. Balance.
According to the spreadsheet (yes, we wrote it all down), we will be further in front than we are now if we move pretty much immediately to a nice suburb of Perth where we can get a four bedroom house for under $350 a week, EVEN IF I AM NOT WORKING. EVEN IF HOUSE HERE DOES NOT RENT IMMEDIATELY. This is frightening! Of course, it would be better if I was working (although not by much, as childcare eats about two thirds of my pay), and if the house was rented (again, not a bloody lot considering the mortgage, but still!), but doable.
We may be in Perth by early October. We are looking at moving to Parkwood or surrounding area (Hi Simon! I really WILL be able to stuff ASIM envelopes with you!) primarily because it is the one area I know a little in Perth (with family there, and friends) but also because of ease of access to lots of things, especially airport, and the rents seem pretty damn reasonable, considering the price of BUYING there.
We already have good friends booking their berth in the new (as yet unknown) house for four to five weeks! Heh.
I have to get my teacher rego going. Quickly.