Friday, February 6, 2009

Ok. We're "officially" moved in i think. There are a few things i want to change in the house (mostly in our bedroom), but we're unpacked and the place looks like a home now. it only took 5 months! We moved to Port Angeles at the beginning of Sept, and then it took 3 weeks for the military to move our stuff over from Coeur d' Alene. After that we (we = me) set it up.

...Now its time to get ready to send john away to school. We've been married 6 months, and now he's leaving at the beginning of March for 5 months of school with the Coast Guard in North Carolina. blah. I've known that he would be going to this since the time we were just dating, so its not like i was uninformed though. He should have left at the beginning of the year but was bumped down the list by some kid that failed the class and was taking it again (who has since failed again and was kicked out of the program in less then 2 months of the 5 month class). but i have been grateful for the extra 2 months we've had together, so that doesn't bug me as much as it does john. He wanted to be there with his friend jeff but now won't be because jeff is off to Hawaii soon for his base assignment (darn that jeff for being so smart and getting his first choice). i want a vacation station too! Because of this, even though i'll be without him for 5 months, i've already started encouraging him to do well in class so he can have his first choice of base assignments too. Its worth if it means we don't end up in Kodiak Alaska. With the job he wants to do working with the aircrafts', there are 5 places we could end up in. Alaska, Hawaii, California, Florida, and North Carolina. Which one would be your first choice? i'm actually torn between NC and HI... but hawaii is sounding better and better every day to me right now, so i'm trying to not get my hopes up too high. Anything is better then alaska!
My family was almost stationed in alaska when i was growing up. i think i was in 2nd grade. The movers had picked up our stuff and it was on its way there when our orders were changed and we went to Guam. Aw Guam. That's a vacation station. i don't think i've ever been so tan in my life since then. i think being so tan so young took all the pigment out of my skin so that i can never be tan again. i am forever pasty white it seems. i don't think i would look right in HI. i would forever look like a tourist even after living there 4 years probably.
That's not the reason i'm torn between HI and NC. My reasoning is because of the future family we plan to start (hopefully in the near future but no rush cuz i don't want to stress about that too) and the chances their grandparents would get to come see them. Tickets to HI are a bit spendy. Also i can't imagine trying to find housing in HI either. i doubt it would be easy on our wages. Everything about HI is expensive.
BUT, i'm not going to stress about it right now. No one knows where we'll end up, and in the end it always works out for the best. So, for now, i get to stay here in Port Angeles and wait for my husband.

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