I ended up moving to a different job before it hit May and moving back to Spokane. The new job didn't work out and I decided to try my hand at self employment again. This time I am going to try web design and internet marketing. I actually have a few clients and all the stuff I need to get this business off the ground. I built a website for the internet marketing business and did some marketing. So far it seems I have enough business to last for a few months. I also started a supplemental blog that logs my web design ideas.
Now if I want to buy a house I'll probably have to wait 2 years before they'll give me a mortgage loan, being self employed. We'll see how it all plays out.