Thursday, July 19, 2012

~* Stolen from Army Wife Network, via Facebook *~

Status Update
By Army Wife Network
He takes her from the home she knows
to lands of which are new
Survival in an unknown place
becomes her test of truth.
Her burdens are of many and
his tanks sometimes are small.
She keeps her faith through thick and thin
and makes the best of all.
She lives with some uncertainty,
knows not what dawn may bring,
But he knows nothing stops his girl
from doing anything.
Whether star or stripe or bar
adorns his collar for his strife,
Nothing means more to a soldier
than the one he calls his wife.
-Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

~* Don't Mess With Texas *~

So, I got the phone call first thing Saturday morning. Hubs got orders. For Fort Bliss, TX.

For those of you who don't feel like looking at a map, Ft. Bliss is as far west in Texas as you can get before you hit New Mexico, and it's practically a border town. I've never been any farther west than New Orleans, and that was just for a weekend a few years ago. So, I'm a little nervous. Also a little intrigued. This is part of what I signed on for as a milspouse, and it's kinda cool that I might get to see a different part of the country.

However, this is our first PCS, and I've got questions. See, hubs has been stationed at Bragg for 3 years, even though he's been gone for 2 of them. We really didn't think there was much possibility of us having to move. That's our kinda luck though.

I know the Army will pay for the move, but how much of it? Movers, I know. Plane tickets or gas and hotels? Will they still pay if we aren't going to live on post? I'm guessing we still need to shell out for a security deposit on a place. What about finding a renter for our place while we're gone? How long are we going to be gone? The list of questions seems endless right now. Luckily, the report date isn't til the spring, so we'll have some time to figure it out. I've always wanted to drive cross-country =).
" Don't place your better days in the future."