I have been asked this question so many times, not just by acquaintances, but close friends and family, because that's how crazy mobile our family has been over the past year.
Where am I now.
I'm trying to figure that out, friends.
This is our fourth PCS--Permanent Change of Duty Station, but permanent does not mean the same thing in the Navy as it does in rest of the free world.
So since I'm such a seasoned Navy wife, old pro, been-there-done-that type of gal, this should be easy. Cake and pie.
I think it's been the hardest one yet. (Including the last PCS, which included a horse that refused to load in 5 degree weather, setting us behind our travel schedule a day, which started a chain of events, including no heat or hot water in our new house for several days and holing up in a hotel in an ice storm. And then the Navy decided to ship my handsome Sailor off to the carrier for a month THE SAME DAY HE CHECKED IN, which we were not expe…
One of the things I love most about homeschooling is being in control our family's pace and schedule. School does not come before family; it's just part of our family life with very few lines of demarcation. When we found out that we had six days to move, we closed up our books and took an unplanned spring break that lasted for two weeks. Hello, spring. I see you, daffodils, as I carry this 300th box of books to the moving truck.Spring cleaning? Why, yes, I think we will, because we want our deposit on our rental back.
We just cracked those books back open today. It felt like the first normal thing we've done for days and days, and I was grateful. I would venture to say more grateful about it than my little students. We will be figuring out this RV schooling gig together.
So when Rob and I looked at travel trailers for hours and hours--how did people do this before the invention of the internet?--we knew that we would need something that would do more than just provide eno…
We've officially been living in our RV for over a month. I have to say that we are all loving it. I feel happier here than I did the entire time we lived in our rental for a year. I don't miss all our stuff, and I truly love being with all these people.
I wanted to share a few tidbits that we have learned so far along the way.
::Always keep a can of air freshener in the little bathroom that sits right next to the dinette where you eat food. Always.
::If you want to warm up your coffee in the microwave and the air conditioner is running, turn off the hot water heater so that you don't pop the circuit. Again.
::Don't forget to turn the hot water heater back on.
::Take the batteries out of the smoke detector if you are going to fry anything. Just do it, and don't be a worry-wart, but don't forget to put them back in right when you're done.
::Your slow-cooker is your bff.
::Stop shopping and cooking like you have all the room in the world to store leftovers an…