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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The wait is almost over. My husband's medical retirement is almost complete. I will not really go into it because you just have to understand the military and that is impossible even for those in the military. Just know this: the Army's unofficial motto is hurry up and wait. That is not a fun place to be. To make a long story short, we were told in January that it would take 2 or 3 months. He is now, in the middle of August being told it is going to be about 3 weeks.

Anyway, on with the good news. My husband landed a nice job here, at the post where we currently live. This is great news for us. I miss my family a lot and would really like to move closer to them again, but we really love it here. It feels like home to us. I really never thought that I would choose to stay here but it really feels like where we should be. We won't have to find a new church and new mommy groups and a new hairstylist. Okay, maybe just I won't have to do those things. Also, we know what areas are good to live in here and so that does alleviate some stress when it comes to buying a house.

That is stressful enough. This will be our first house. I am really excited to get on with finding one that is perfect for us. Well, I guess we really can't afford perfect, but at least right for us. We have a few that we really like already so hopefully it won't take too long. Because, of course, we have to do this the most stressful way possible. We have just over a month to get out of this house so we really need to have something else lined up.

Also, just because I am really excited about it and also because I don't really know how else to end this post, I am going to change the subject. I am starting my sock knitting class tomorrow night. We are going to learn to make socks on two circular needles. I am almost finished with my afghan so I am going to need something to distract me from all this stress.

6 comments:

the dragonfly said...

Yay for getting a house! I hope it all works out well for you. It's great that you get to stay where you're happy. That's always good. And yes, hurry up and wait, I totally get that...

p.s. Yes, my boy's bear has a hat that doesn't stay on. The Sergeant wants me to sew it on. :)

Yvette M. said...

So glad to hear yall are staying here....I would way miss Lillian's hugs!

Kathryn said...

Buying a house is so exciting. Especially when you found an area that just fits. :)

Becky said...

Whoa, girl...we're smack in the middle of the same boat. The house buying boat, that is. We just had an inspection done on the home today, and it's supposed to begin escrow any moment. It was a LOOOOONG prayerful search (which I hope is over) but we feel pretty confident this was "the one".

Now comes the flurry of (fun)decisions that must be made before we move in, so that we can paint it ANYTHING but rental white, and have clean new flooring. Gotta get back to my stack of paint chips...decisions, decisions.

Deanna said...

Oh my gosh!! You finished your afgan!! I can't wait to see it!!

I am glad that your wait is almost over. I know how stressed out you have been and I hope that is goes smoothely from here on out!! We are sad that you guys aren't moving closer home, but hopefully I will be moving closer to you!! So problem solved!! Good luck with house hunt!! I know you'll find the right one for you!!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

I hope you are able to have fun looking for that house and not feel too much stress. It is great fun to get those keys and know it is yours!