April 30, 2011

Day 17: I can't wait!

Today I'm supposed to blog about something that I am looking forward to. Easy!

We have been on the waiting list for housing for almost a year now and we are so close to the front of the list! I always knew that I wanted to get the experience of living on post at least once. If we don't like it, fine, but we have to try it, right? And there is no better place to try it out! The officer housing here at Bliss is amazing and I don't think it can be beat. Not for lower ranking officers at least. They are beautiful, stucco homes!

When we moved here last year, it was very hard to find a home to rent. The market is crazy here with the rate that the city is growing, they can't keep up! Landlords are taking advantage of the situation and raising the prices of rent. Sadly, they can get away with it I guess... we all need a place to live! We were lucky to find the home that we did, but we aren't overly happy with it. We only have about 1000 square feet and the neighborhood isn't the greatest. Very busy area and we have to dodge broken beer bottles far, far too often while walking. Plus, we have no storage areas besides the garage. Not even a linen closet! No bueno!

When we move on post, we will gain at least 700 square feet. Trey will be closer to work. We drive on post at least once a weekend, so we'll save some gas and time there. We'll be closer to everything... doctors offices, the hospital, commissary, etc. We'll be right in the middle of the city, so it won't be as big of a deal to drive "all the way over" to the west side (we LOVE it over there). I'll feel like I'm a bigger part of the Army community. We'll have GRASS IN THE BACKYARD! Air Conditioning! No more swamp cooler :) :) I'll have a nice 5-mile track to walk. I cannot wait!

I'm not so much looking forward to the whole moving process, but I really think it will be worth it!


hmb said...

Hands down best part of living on post = husbee coming home on lunches :)

C. E. Welch said...

5 mile track? huh? where is it?

Don't get your hopes up too high about the grass. Ours is very patchy and mostly weeds. But the rest of it is true! I'm excited to have another friend living close by! I kinda hope you live close to me since all my friends live on the other side of the german club from me. Hehe. I'm greedy. I want a friend on my side.

Michelle A'etonu said...

i agree with ya...housing at bliss is the best i've seen anywhere...hands down!!! i hope you get it soon!

JG said...

You know we'll be there to help you move! I am also a decent packer, FYI. :)

Jen said...

Yay for on post housing!!! We LOVE living on post here at Bragg, we got very lucky with our house. Good luck to you guys!

Tori and Chad said...

I've heard that if you've been living off post and haven't moved on post before, technically the Army will do it for you. At least for enlisted. And trust me, I will never do a DITY move.