We have finally found out that we will be able to move back to Iowa sometime in March! I am very excited to go back to Iowa to see family members my animals and just finally be able to be back in the country where I belong!
However it is very bittersweet for me. On a good note i’ve been able to make some great friends, establish a job that I sorta enjoy, and find enjoyment for the little things around Beaufort that I can do. On the other hand I hate Beaufort because of the HORRIBLE and RUDE drivers, southern hospitality is a joke, the weather is bi-polar, people randomly get shot out side of wal-mart, and over controlling veterans that happen to be your neighbors. I’m also very tired of the run round with the Marine Corps. All the people that we have talked to about going out in the real world have nothing bad to say except that the real world is worse. Ummm excuse me? What person in their right mind thinks that having a career where you are treated like dirt and forced to work 12+ hours a day is better than finding a way to support your self?
So over all I’m excited to be done with all of this and finally be able to start our real lives, because being stuck here just kinda seems like limbo. However, the major horrible task of moving half way across the country worries and scares the crap out of me. Yes, I said the move is the thing that scares the crap out of me. Not the fact of not having a stable pay check like most military families that are used to this life style, not the finding a house, dealing with a horrible economy, and all that horrible crap. It’s the move that will be the death of me.
I am a VERY unorganized person that just also happens to be married to an every more unorganized person. Which we just happen to have a full garage of tools and two classic cars, one that is in pieces and one that I love to much to even attempt to drive that far with, we also happen to have gotten very attached to the largest material items we could have. UGH
Our plan to start off with was sell everything and deal with the headache of getting different furniture and such when we got there. We are both okay with this considering that our furniture was used when we got it and has gotten very beat up through out the years, especially with our puppy. We did manager to calculate a 18th century piano that is about 4 tons in weight and does not have working wheels, a large fish tank, an engine crane, and another ton in random specialty car tools that my husband is not in any way going to part with.
So trying to make plans to move back to Iowa has so far been a fail no matter how many articles I have read to help teach me how to organize and become a better packer.
We have started looking at houses and have decided that we would like our own little farm and my parents have been taking care of my cattle for me and they would come live with us. Our over all goal is to one day have a self sustaining farm in order to survive the zombie Apocalypse. XD We have looked at many foreclosed home and they seem to fit our price range pretty well. However you can’t really buy a house if you have no idea what you are buying. So that will have to wait until we are back for awhile.
Overall I can’t wait for this new adventure to happen. Most people coming out of this life style are terrified of what might happen and me, I just say lets do this! 🙂