Thursday, July 12, 2012

7 people in a one bedroom

It's said that military families need to be flexible.
We're learning that now.
And learning that PCSing takes practice.
Permanent Change of Station
When a change of orders instigates a move to a new Post, the whole family picks up and follows along.
But I'm finding that it's not so much leading the way.
Together, of course. But still, women think of things that men don't always think of...
and men think of things that women don't always think of...

Together is better.
We'll learn.

For example, next time... screw permissive TDY--paid-for leave, which is the time they allow you to find a place to live. But if you find a place to live before you get to your new station, you forfeit the leave. Well, forfeit the leave. It's no good, coming to a place and having to live in a hotel for almost a week. All that money you get to move??? It disappears PDQ when you live in a hotel. :D

No news here yet.
I did get some writing done this morning while all the kids slept. Yay!


  1. Our first 2 PCS's we waited to find a place, but we were also pretty young and adventurous and didn't mind hotels or crashing with some friends. This last time we found a realtor, came 2 months ahead of time and secured the rental in 2 days. Some people don't know that realtors will help you find a rental, not just houses to buy. AND they have the lastest MLS listings; the house we chose was literally posted that morning.
    BUT, many people CHOOSE to live on post. My hubby is not one of them. He likes his work and home life completely separate. Out of the 11 years we've been married, we've only lived on post for 1 year...and it was a remote housing area OFF post :o)
    Good luck, and may the PCS Gods be in your favor!

    1. We have a wonderful realtor working with us. She owns the apt we're in right now as well. She took us through 30 houses in one weekend and are in the process of buying one. She really had us pegged pretty quickly. And she's nice... smart. I think we were completely blessed. :)

      Definitely, if Matt and I were younger and alone or with only one or two kids, a hotel would be less of a deal. But with five kids, the residence inn is your only bet. We did have plans to rent a house for 79 dollars a night, but it fell through. Also providence, because Matt drove by it and said, no. he didn't want to stay there. Anyhoooo... all's well that ends well, right?


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