Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What's not to Like?

New State.  New House.  New Furniture.  New Mattresses.

We have finally moved out of that cramped 2 bedroom apartment and into our quarters on post.  I wouldn’t exactly call what I am living in “quarters” though.  I was an army brat, you know, and from what I remember, living on post was NOTHING like this!  (yeah, I had to use an exclamation mark because I’m excited)

               When I was a kid in Germany, the quarters were a huge 4 story building with 16 family apartments with 3 bedrooms, and laundry room and storage in the basement.  Pretty much the same when I went back as an adult.  In Ft. Stewart, we lived in a quad-townhouse.  4 families in one building 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  I thought that was a nice house. 

               This house is a whole new ballgame!  It is HUGE!  A 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom single family home.  2500 square foot single family home with a formal living room, dining room family room and eat in kitchen.  The kitchen is open to the family room and it has granite countertops.  This house beats out my measly 1800sq. ft. house back in Georgia any day! 
The kids LOVE the house.  They were more excited about the house itself than they were to finally get their toys back.  They each have their own room and I have NOT had an argument between Cam and Miss Missy in the last TWO DAYS! 


The schools and the hospital are within walking distance.  Miss Missy’s school is right across the street.  In the morning, I walk her to the corner and she crosses with the crossing guard right up to the school playground!  No work for me!  No bus.  Now waking up before the sun!

The boys go to a different school.  The schools are split K-2 and 3-5.  Their school is also within walking distance.  I can see it from my backdoor.  I walked them halfway this morning and they were at the school in no more than 8 minutes.  They are ready to ride their bikes and take that long ride by themselves, but being the protective mom that I am, I’m just not ready.  There’s tons of construction going on and I’m a little nervous about letting them be around the traffic by themselves.  They are begging to do it by themselves and I’m sure they can, but… THEY'RE MY BABIES!!!!

Okay, the cable guy is coming to turn on my cable and internet today and I’m more excited about that than anything. I’ve been without since Sunday and I’m beside myself wondering what I have missed… on Facebook… because I’m nosy like that…


Anonymous said...

YAY!! Happy that you guys finally got your house. I'm sure having the room to spread out is like heaven. You all should be commended for not killing one another in that 2 bdrm apt.

Your protectiveness is to be expected. I'm sure that with a little time and after you've gotten to know the area better (and construction has died down or moved), you'll let them explore a little more on their own.

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