Tag Archive for PCS

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Going Home?

In God’s infinite kindness, the Army let us know (very early) that we will {ok might, in the army it’s always might} be moving back to Hawaii come May. Being the realist that I am, the excitement will come when I am settling us into and decorating The Island House part deux. Thankfully everyone I know has outwardly expressed the…

planning a pcs – packing the luggage

Warning: This Post is Long Very Long But I Am Anxious To Be Done With This Topic and Move Onto Other Items The number of times I have lived out of a suitcase for extended periods of time is a bit ridiculous. It was shockingly commonplace in my life before I got married and long before My Soldier became a…

planning a pcs – the paper trail

We just got back from a whirlwind 4-day weekend in Atlanta. There was an over-abundance of my loud family. It was lovely. Let’s get back to the PCS; shall we? Planning for a PCS is a lot of work. Even more so if you are without your household goods for an extended period of time. Ours was made more complicated…

moose’s moving tips

Actually it’s more like Moose’s packing tips but ‘Moose’s Moving Tips’ has a better ring to it. Moose was the lead packer from the moving company who did our pack out. He was a big, local, North Shore guy and he let me pick his brain for his years of packing wisdom. I’ve combined his tips along with our own…

our new army brat

So it’s been 2.5 months. Yup. I’ve completely ignored the blogosphere for 2.5 months. I’d apologize, but it was necessary. Here’s the Reader’s Digest version… At the end of May we packed up and packed out. We then spent a week-ish in a less-than-4-star Army hotel. On June 2nd we boarded a plane with my super sick 32-week pregnant self…

in limbo

Sorry for the lack of blogging. We packed out last week and this week we are stuck in a hotel. {yay!} Saturday afternoon we fly to Atlanta to stay with my in-laws till our car arrives. If you want some comedy in your life, please try PCSing in your third trimester. It’s a hoot. The hotel we’re staying in has…