March 25, 2010

Moving Adventures; Part 1

Whelp, my dreams of living on post will be held off for a while longer. One year waiting list. Our plan now is to find a lovely, oh-so-charming home to rent under our BAH limit (does that go up when you add another dependent? That would be great), but still put ourselves on the waiting list. We'll see how things go in a year. Maybe we'll love the home we're in. Maybe we'll see the on post housing and realize it's not quite as mahvelous as it looks online. Maybe we'll be miserable in said home and take on post housing no matter what. Maybe we'll not so much like our home, but won't want to deal with moving ourselves because we're already spoiled by the Army moving us and suck it up. We shall see in a year.

I called some kind of referral office yesterday. That sweet man was able to tell me where Trey will be working and gave me the zip codes to look at that will be closest to his gate. God bless him, this place is so big that had I not known that, I could of had us looking in a place 40 minutes away from his work site! I've been looking on AHRN's website which is ever so helpful, but not showing many options in our zip codes. Luckily, my friend Jennifer has been a God send already! She lives in the same area and has already been a HUGE help ( "Mmm.. No.. you do NOT want to live in that apartment" ). I can't wait to live in the same vicinity again! Sooo.. we have some time to figure things out. It is quite exciting for me to be getting out of Lawton and on to a place that is considered a city and not a run down town! I'm looking forward to looking at some homes and finding the perfect place to take our first baby home to!!
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Those pictues make me quite giddy!!

Just one more quick, totally unrelated note:
To add to yesterday's post.. you remember, right? The completely ridiculous things that come out of my husbands mouth? Again, last night as we're laying in bed and he again is rubbing and talking to my tummy (he's getting really into this whole having a baby thing), he says something along the lines of "and her whole belly shook like a bowl full of jelly" !!!!  No sir, that is not okay to say. I pretended like I was extremely upset, just because it's fun to see him squirming while trying to take back his words while we're both trying not to laugh. As much as it seems like he's getting on me about my weight the last two days, I promise he's not. I don't know why I feel like I need to add this disclaimer, but I do. We're totally just being silly.

11 comments:

MG said...

We had a about a years wait for post housing here as well...needless to say, we live off post! I think it's still a good idea to get on the list, you never know where you might be when you get there!

And no, adding more dependants does not increase your BAH, there are only two options with Dep or with out Deps. The good news is that it usually rises each year!

Erin said...

Yup, MG is right. BAH does not increase with additional dependents :( Maybe it will end up being a blessing. Maybe what you get off post will end up being way better than living on post.

Jen said...

Sounds like you are getting a pretty good head start! We lived in an apartment here before we moved onto Bragg, the army will move from one residence to another! :) It was awesome!! We literally only had to move about 5 miles, it was great not having to do it! :)

hmb said...

We were told a year wait too...but do you know how long it really took? 1 week. So if you really had your heart set, go ahead and get on the list!!
Ciao!
-Hilary

The Neffs said...

We love on post living! Hang in there...I have found a few tricks over the years. Like calling the housing office once a week to check where you are on the list. I was nice, but persisitent and magically got on post much faster than was anticipated. Also I baked them some cookies! lol A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! Goodluck either way!

ABW said...

If there is an AF base nearby, you can always live there too. We live at the Air Force Academy, but are Army.

Michelle Ioapo A'etonu said...

you're definitely on the right track with AHRN. since your hubby will be working on East Fort Bliss (Biggs Army Airfield) I highly recommend living on the East Side of El Paso (with me!). It's just 15 minutes from the gate tops. I was in 1-1 before I came to 3-1 because of the pregnancy. I know the 2-3 FA S-1 very well. Let your hubby know if he needs anything to let me know. It took me a while to get used to El Paso, but I love it now. There's so much to see and do...you just have to look. I'll be happy to show you!

JG said...

I completely understand being excited to leave Lawton! :) We should totally try to get together for lunch or something next week. I leave Thursday, but Mon, Tues, or Wed would work.

Birdie said...

My favorite spousal pregnancy comment was "you still look so hot from behind"...

Ashleigh said...

Matt laughed his belly laugh when I told him what Trey said....
Like, his big, good laugh, if you know what I mean!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

If you want, I can give you the name and info of the realtor that we're using for out there. It's a husband and wife duo and they have been sooo great!