Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On the move.

We have PCS (Permanent Change of Station) orders. We're going to Ft Leavenworth, Kansas. My husband will be the AF liason at the military prison, and we will be the minority Air Force family on an Army post.

We're also tired of living on base, so we're looking at either renting or possibly buying a home off-post once we get there. Lansing and Leavenworth are smaller cities with lower crime rates than our current location - they seem like decent places for us to finish raising our kids and this will probably be our last duty location before Hubs retires.

Speaking of kids, our eldest will not be coming with us. She'll be 18 before we leave and is in her last year of high school and is incredibly reluctant to leave. So, we're making arrangements for her to live with her friend and the friend's mom. It hurts that she's not going to be with us, but I was going to lose her to college next year anyway (that's what I'm telling myself, at least).

I had to withdraw from college; we're moving on Nov 1st which would have precluded my finishing the semester. I see no point in starting something I can't finish, so I withdrew, got a refund, and will try to enroll in classes at a college close to our new duty station.

Holy cow....there's a lot to do!


Anonymous said...

Never read your postings before, but look forward to digesting them this weekend. You will love Leavenworth, because it appears you find the humor everywhere. We will provide a lot of grist for your mill. I look forward to reading your perspective of us. From a very happy, retired Navy guy here in Leavenworth.

Ninjamedic said...

Dear Anon,

Thanks for reading, and mucho gracias for leaving a comment! I'm actually really interested in talking to you some more; I'd like to get your take on the areas we're thinking about living in (we're considering buying instead of renting).

Welcome, and I hope that you like my ramblings and ridiculousness!