Well yikes, that happened quickly! I took a quick break to finish out my last couple days of work and now here we are on December-freaking-1st!! I took a leave of absence from my regular job to prepare to move, thinking that having over a month “free” before we leave would be more than enough time to pack and prepare to move to Texas. However, November flew by in the blink of an eye and I’m fully expecting the same to happen in December. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve been up to!
November 6th: I had my wisdom teeth out (more on that later). It look me forever to recover so I lost about a week to being incoherent on the sofa.
November 14th (15th?): My step-mom came to visit and we had a great time!
November 18th: We departed for a week long house-hunting trip to the town where we’ll be living in Texas. (More on the base housing, no base housing, buy/rent saga in a moment).
November 25th: Returned home to realize we’re moving in just over two weeks and let the real panic set in!
More on the Wisdom Teeth:
Ok so wisdom teeth: apparently when you’re over 30 and have your wisdom teeth out, your body basically rages against you for it. The oral surgeon had told me it would be a more difficult recovery due to increased bone density “at my age” but I was not prepared for the fact that I am still in pain, now almost a month later!!! It needed to happen so I’m glad that’s it’s over but for the love of Pete, if you have the chance, have your wisdom teeth out when you’re young!
About that housing:
The base we are moving to, apparently, has fairly limited housing for families with only one child who aren’t “senior” enlisted or officers. Even though my husband is thisclose to being senior enlisted, we still don’t qualify for the housing that isn’t like 1000 sure feet of 1950’s splendor. After much discussion, we decided to look at purchasing a home like we did in Nebraska but when it came right down to it we really didn’t feel comfortable purchasing a home in Texas for a couple of reasons. 1: We are only going to be there for 4 years and it would be difficult to build enough true equity to make it worth our while. 2: I do not feel comfortable with how slowly the market moves in the town we’re moving to. I do not want to be stuck with a house in a town I’m not going to be living in or want to return to. So after much deliberation, we decided to rent. The rental market leaves much to be desired as well but we finally found a nice little house that I think we’ll be perfectly happy in for the next four years!
See you soon! In way less than a month I promise! 😉