Heading to the UK. Got our apartment organised. Woman went over to view it. Don’t have a job yet, but getting multiple calls from recruiters. Who are offering jobs in Ireland… fuck them. Jobs are mostly IT support. Prefer network engineering. Once I have more projects on Github, and feel comfortable, could go for development jobs. Really want a job in a college there for £25k. Close to the apartment, plus free gym and canteen. Could be some serious gains to realise. She’s making £21k. I’m looking at anything between £20-28k. Might be a step down in terms of earnings divided by outgoings. But worth it as time to hit the road and start living. Plus woman can’t survive without me, and I always said I’d help support her in a career she likes. Seeing her miserable as a secretary/data entry wasn’t worth it. So likely over there start of August.
Heating and Lighting:
Minimum monthly costs:
Place is not very well insulated, so we will be going full Eastern Yuropean and putting carpets/tapestries on everything. See if we can get a samovar going and save on constantly boiling kettles for tea.
Looked at a cottage on a hill, but it’s one of the steepest paved surfaces in England. No way we were getting a bike up that every day. They even held an uphill event on it: http://cyclinguphill.com/100-climbs/weston-hill-bath/. Place we are offered is much closer to town.
Just have to get a job, or find family in the UK to act as a guarantor for the rent.
Though I like the place I’m working, I think it’s time to get out of Ireland. I’ll miss the people I’m working with, and I feel a little bad for leaving so soon.