For those who read my last post, we’re officially all moved in, well some of us at least. My husband is still at his last command in holding waiting for paperwork to come through. We’ve been told this is normal and then from others we’ve been told that they have never heard of anything like this happening. So new military spouse your first PCS may go more smoothly than mine and I hope it does. We are at least in our new home and all unpacked. Within the first 5 days of getting our keys, we’re completely unpacked, pictures up and everything!! I’ve heard that is a true sign of a real military wife, having the pictures up quickly, so I guess I’m on my way. I have to toot my own horn here for a second because I even got our network hooked up and working all together mostly by myself. Which we have to have up and running for my kids to be able to do school, or I may have just chickened out and waited the weeks (we’re hoping it’s just weeks) til my hubby gets home. I am so very thankful that during this first week of unpacking and putting everything together, by best friend flew out from Arizona to help. She also was here on my birthday, so I wouldn’t be celebrating alone, in a new city, new home, with no friends. I’m so thankful for a friend like that! I hope you all would have that too.
We moved into base housing, which has been a HUGE blessing for the three of us. Right out our back door is a playground and there are almost always kids out there. As you can see in the picture my son is loving the playground, and in that picture we hadn’t even moved in yet, that was just at the end of an 8 hour drive! Since that first day, my kids have both made friends!! I’ve met a few adults who understand what I’m going through, and I wasn’t up here house hunting alone, I just was able to move in. So I’m thankful for base housing for the instant community it put us in here at our first command especially since my husband isn’t here yet, so I don’t have his command community to be a part of yet. Needless to say we’re feeling at home and we’re enjoying our new city. Last weekend we even got to participate in our first military zoo day or something like that. It was a free day at the local zoo for military members and their family. Can I say, CRAZY! Now I want to visit the zoo when not every military family from the area is there. It was a bit crowded for me, but we were a part of it! Sorry this post is a bit jumbled, but the past few weeks have been a bit jumbled. Call it PCSing, call it waiting for red tape, call it all of the above, but today we’re all feeling a bit more at home and a bit more settled. Thanks for coming along on this ride with me. My next post just might be on how to avoid the big roads in this big city from a small town girl, but maybe by then I’ll be feeling more big city!