I'm NO help at all. I've never been to the gulf coast before. But I wanted to send good thoughts your way. I hope everything works out the way it is suppose to.
My DH is contemplating a transfer here in the next year or so and the thought of moving AGAIN . . . . well lets just say I'm trying to get used to it. Really, when we moved 2 years ago it was just 25 miles or so and it was because we wanted to not because we were getting transferred or taking a new job.
Good luck with your decision. I hope whatever happens, you find peace in it.