I know, I know, I've been awful at updating the blog. So much for daily posts huh?
I will tell you that the past 3 days have been something else, I'm so stressed out and overwhelmed right now, and there are so many important decisions to make that I hope we make the right ones.
That whole thing of "leaving it in God's hands"?
Yeah I suck at that. Really, I suck at it. I start off with the best of intentions and then find myself wanting to curl into a ball and cry.
I honestly need to suck it up, get it done and get over it. And I will.
The initial shock has worn off, now it's just go go go.
The movers will be here the week of the 25th of June and we'll be leaving for Idaho the 29th of June. Oh my.
Time is going to fly.
I've started packing as we'll be doing a partial DITY, just like when we PCS'ed to Arizona. So the movers will be taking some of the stuff and we'll be taking some too.
I've started packing the things that will go with us, aka the things I do not allow the movers to get anywhere near.
Need I say more? Hahah
So far I have all our dental records, the dogs vet records, waiting on the medical records because they take 30 days from the day you fill out the form (good ol' military "hurry up and wait").
TLF (temporary housing facility) is a pain in the behind, I'm sure military folks out there know what I'm talking about. I call up to make a booking and first she tells me that they only take bookings 3 days prior to the date we need it and it's not guaranteed, it's a first come first serve basis...then I tell her I need pet TLF because we have pets and she says they only have 6 designated for pets and they have none available for those dates I need them.
Am I missing something??? If you can't book until 3 days prior then why are the pet ones already taken? Whatever!
We have decided to stay at the house until the very last day, once housing does the inspection, the kids and I will go hang out at the park with the dogs, while hubby does the last out processing, then we'll hit the road.
SO not looking forward to the 13 hour drive, especially driving through Vegas which was just horrid last time I had to drive through it. Wish I could drive all the way there and then fly over the strip and land on the other side LOL Wouldn't that be something?
My husband received a flag at work, and next week he will be stopping in to do one last F-16 launch. I told him there better be lots of pictures :)
You know these military guys who have been all their lives, are so used to this life that it's very hard when it's over. He came home from work on his last day which was Thursday and actually had tears in his eyes. I felt so bad for my hubby. He loves his country to death and especially his jets, he's been working on them since he was 18 so it's going to be very big change for him. But he'll be ok :)
Me on the other hand, well....let's just say that I've woken up a couple times the past few nights and suddenly felt panicked. This morning I burst into tears. There's a lot of emotions going on inside me, for one I'm ecstatic to be going back to Idaho, but on the other hand as much as I hate this place, I still feel sad, and I will definitely miss the military life, it's been all we have known for so many years.
So I'm taking it easy, I'm letting myself cry when I want to cry, and then I'm pushing forward. It helps to have an amazing husband who calms me down, who listens and who reiterates over and over that we are going to be just fine.
It also helps when you have a glass of Captain Morgan and coke and a brownie with ice cream....just saying!
We are house hunting, we are in touch with realtors and calling and emailing back and forth, and my hubby will be going up here in a week or so to look at the last houses we narrow down, sign the papers and hopefully get our new home.
I feel like a fish out of water, this is our first home and it's so confusing, but we've been researching and researching and have really good realtors helping us out. Thank goodness for that.
And there you have it, that's what I've been doing the past 3 days. I haven't had a chance to crochet or watch anything on tv. I've been surrounded by boxes and paperwork and constant phone calls, and it's just the beginning, so I'm hoping I don't run out of steam before the end of the month. Say a prayer for me will ya?
Hope you're all having a fantastic Memorial Day, and if you don't know what to throw on the grill, why not these yummy sliders?
I am going to go back to packing *sigh*