We came out at the end of January this year, and boy have we had a roller coaster ride!
We spent hours online researching everything, we came out twice to find a house and we have friends here so we expected the first year to be tough, but we thought we had it covered. I came over with an agency, so I thought that at least the job was one surefire thing.................WRONG. It is a long story, but there was no job for me, we came very close to losing our brand new dream house and finances were VERY tight.
I remember when we had been here for about 5 weeks, we were still in a hotel and still no SS# , so no sign of an income. 3 out of the 4 of us were in tears at the end of our teathers. We weren't missing the UK but we were upset that things were not working out as we had hoped. The 4-6 week mark is perhaps when the honeymoon/ holiday feeling wears off and reality of real life hits home.
Now, 9 months down the line, I am working at a lovely local hospital, (away from my sponsoring agency) doing an internship, so I am finally getting the orientation that my agency promised and never came through with. The pay is great, the benefits are great too. Life is getting better and we are finally getting to do the things we came here for. The kids (although younger than yours) are really enjoying their schools
and the much more family oriented lifestyle here. Life is looking good.
Hang in there.........once you are settled in your job and your husband is back, things will get better, just keep plugging away at it!