I'll cut right to the chase.
We are thrilled! My husband has been offered a job in Texas and we are moving!
The worry about an uncertain future is over and our sights are set on closing one chapter of our life, and moving on to the next.
I'll continue to be a mother-at-home and the kids will continue to be homeschooled. Connecticut is a great state to homeschool in but Texas is even better. It's easier to homeschool there than here, with zero ambiguity in the homeschool law and they have no wishy-washy "suggested procedure" in a "guideline" attached to a law like Connecticut does. Additionally, Texas has a large number of homeschoolers. I am happy to go to a place where homeschooling is more commonplace and where it is more socially acceptable.
It's not an immediate shift in lifestyle though. My husband is moving there now by himself and I and the kids are staying behind in order to prepare the house to sell (including overseeing some painting and work on the house) and to pack up. I have a lot of work to do, starting with decluttering as we will most likely purchase a smaller home with next to no storage.
I have a lot of work to do now and I'm already busy doing it. I plan to try to keep blogging but if it gets spotty I hope you will understand.