UAB Arrived!!!

Just a quick update:


Our UAB arrived last week! After opening all of those boxes our apartment was a complete mess! So much laundry to do and dishes that needed to be put away. We have nearly all of it done, still few loads of laundry that need to be washed. I was sad to find out that my blender and dough scraper were accidentally put in HHE instead of UAB. Oh well. I can do without them for now, I suppose.

Getting UAB is oddly a lot like Christmas, you forget about some of the stuff you packed and so somethings are a surprise!

D and I have been super busy the past week. I am finishing a huge project this week and I will be super glad to be finally done. I will be relieved of a lot of stress once it is finished and will have time to get to some crafty projects I have been wanting to do.

I’m going to get back to decimating the evil project! Hopefully by the next time I post I will have words of victory to shout!


Settling In

It has been a long road but we are finally  here! And boy, are we exhausted!

D and I arrived on Saturday night, a little before 8 pm after a very tiring drive. We were happy to get settled in and were very pleased with the apartment. It is awesome to have a great kitchen again and a huge king size bed!

After getting Winston settled in with his dinner and cat box, we pretty much crashed for the rest of the night.

On Sunday we had a meet and greet at one of the local bars to network with D’s fellow 163 rd class and the veteran 161st class. It was really nice to get to meet classmates and spouses. Everyone is super nice and excited, we definitely have a great group 😀

D started his first day of A-100 on Monday and from day one life has sped up quite a bit. The A-10o days are long and there is a lot of information to take in but I think the challenges of that forces the classmates to work together and help one another which is great because once we are dispersed to different countries the bonds formed during these training weeks really need to be strong enough to stand the test of distance.

This became very apparent on Thursday when the spouses  and EFMs (that’s me!) had our own taste of what the FSOs were going through day by day. We had a full day of training and got a chance to network with the fellow EFMs, partners and spouses as well as learning about all the programs that work on our behalf. It was nice to have recognition that although this life will be amazing, it will also be tough. Knowing that there are programs and people out there who are ready to help in whatever capacity is such a relief. It was also just so awesome to really get to chat with the other spouses. Exhausting but good day!

The weekend is finally here and what a relief it is. I started our weekend by making some banana pancakes. Tonight we are having spicy chicken sandwiches and home made french fries for dinner. Thank goodness for weekends! It has been a busy week and all I want is some good quality time with D (and Winston, of course) 😀

Packout is Imminent!

Only two days left  before the epic road trip to DC commences!

Oh my goodness, we are so excited to get out of this hotel room and into a real apartment! (Even poor Winston is antsy and sick of the small space! My fat boy needs his morning constitutional i.e. running up and down the hallway three to four times haha).

Tonight we have to pack up the things that will be going into the car with us and sort out all the things that belong to the hotel. Wouldn’t want to accidentally take any of their stuff! Early tomorrow morning (around 6 am) we will get up and sort all of our stuff in piles of HHE and UAB and put the car stuff in the car.

The movers should arrive around 9-10:30 tomorrow to do the weighing and packing. No clue how long it will take but we will have drinks and snacks for them!

After the packing is done our hotel will be a lot less crowded thankfully and we will head out to WV/VA early Friday morning. We will be visiting my family and staying in a hotel in my hometown on Friday night. Then we will head on to DC midday Saturday.

We are both very anxious to get started but also a bit nervous about what this new and unexpected life holds.