Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
|The photo above is from Fort Belvoir’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/fortbelvoir|
I can’t help but obsess over the idea of moving to Fort Belvoir. It’s real. It’s going to happen (as of right now). It’s unbelievable at the same time.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret…
I’m freaking out!
And, at the same time, I’m pumped that my husband and I will finally have a place together. Yippee!
Before we got married, we set-up a joint fiancee account and started to save up. For the last year now, we’ve been working on our joint savings and are pretty ready for all the necessary home purchases. I’ve been living with roommates practically my whole time in NYC – and we all have our own furniture that makes up the apartment. My contribution is the dining room table besides all my room stuff. So everything else, I don’t have – that includes, a couch and other living room items as well as practically all the kitchen appliances and gear. My husband is coming from barracks living, so he’s got nothin’.
It’s funny because a couple months ago we made our first huge purchase – a car! We bought it even before we he got notification of his new location. In Korea, they have overseas car buying programs, so we were able to get a 2014 Jeep Patriot for dirt cheap. I’ve been eying the Patriot for awhile and we got it fully equipped. Now that we know where we’re going, the car will be waiting for us in Virginia.
My type-a personality is in full swing and I’m researching like crazy. Once I wrap my head around all this madness, I would like to put together a more formal list (rather than thousands of post-it notes around my room as I think of another thing). The last couple of weeks, I’ve just let my mind run wild with thoughts and plans. We’re also lucky with Fort Belvoir because it’s just about four hours away from NYC. I can easily scope out the place on a weekend. It’s actually closer to me than Fort Drum – and I used to take the bus up there every other week for about a year!!!
Yes, I was crazy…crazy in love (couldn’t help it!).
I’ve already experienced one PCS with my husband, but I hardly count it because it was his PCS En Route to Korea (he went from Fort Drum to Fort Huachuca (for four months!) to Korea) and I didn’t move.
So, what’s the best advice you’ve received when you were a first-time PCSer that really helped you?