Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hurry Up and Wait!

I am going to start this blog off by saying how much I truly appreciate the military. Just in case by the end of this post you think otherwise, I really do. This week has been a long week of waiting for us. Now that Brian had gotten his RIP, we were waiting for him to get his official orders so we could schedule anything for our move. Our last day in Columbus was to be Friday, Feb 5 since he has to report on Monday, the 8th. Everywhere we would try to call to schedule things or do anything for our move they would say, I'm sorry we can't help you until you have your orders. Well, we may not have our official orders in our hands but we know exactly when we're moving and it's in a week! UGHH!! Talk about frustrating. I had checklists I had gotten from the Airman and Family Readiness Center on tips for having a smooth PCS (permanent change of station, basically a move) and some of the things we needed to do like schedule the moving company they suggested doing 2-3 months before your move. Well it was coming up Thursday (the 28th) and Brian still didn't have his orders. A WEEK BEFORE WE ARE SUPPOSED TO MOVE! So I was trying to stay calm, but it was getting a little ridiculous! We try getting out of lease at our apartment. We have a military clause, so no problems, right? No, they need a 30 day notice. That would've been great to have had a 30 day notice ourselves! It was just that kind of a week for us. Finally, Brian got his orders on Friday the 29th. The first thing he did was go to the TMO (moving people) office to schedule the move. The lady said ohh you're cutting it really close, I don't think we can schedule movers that soon. Like we had a choice lady! :) She said we would find out Monday when the movers could come this week. So as of right now, we are planning to be out of Columbus by Friday the 5th but things may change, at least for me, if they can't move our things before Brian has to report. Also, we have to check out of our apartment with it completely empty. I pray that they are able to figure something out and we are able to leave together! In the meantime, since we are doing a partial dity (move some of the stuff yourself) we are packing up the things we want to move and cleaning our apartment up! Sorry for my rant, it's just been a frustrating week! We've also been saying goodbye to the fellow classmates that are leaving. So it's been a bittersweet week. We're excited to leave, but sad to say goodbye to the people that have been family for the last year. I am happy to report that baby and I are doing well! He's moving and growing a lot, as am I! Brian hasn't had much to do the past week without his orders, so we've been spending lots of time together which has been great. We are anxiously looking for homes and looking at things to do in the Omaha area and are very excited to move!! Here are some pics from the past week or so, out of order:

The side picture at 27.5 weeks

27.5 weeks after a day of packing!

27.5 weeks

26.5 weeks

26.5 weeks

Rascal turns 4!!! My little boy is getting so old! :) He had a fun day of snuggling, playing ball, opening presents and getting ice cream with a candle in his bowl while he was sung Happy Birthday to! I don't get why people think he's spoiled?! :)

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