I have just read your post. What a great story.
My partner and I are coming over in April. I have a job secured, but he doesn't yet, but wer'e not to bothered about that at the mo.
We have just sold our house etc, so this week has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster, but we are still very focused on making a life for ourselves over there, despite it all being a bit scary.
Anyway, thank you for sharing your story. It's just what I needed as having a 'wobbly' moment.