We've had several days now to adjust to our new assignment.
We've spent a few nights tossing and turning, done a lot of second guessing, and indulged in a little bit of moping.
But we're (slowly) getting over it, and trying to change our mindset to get excited about the benefits to an assignment at Seymour Johnson (heh heh) in North Carolina.
To answer some of your questions-- yes, we've been there before. That was the base where Josh received his initial training in the F-15E. We were there for about 9 months.
And in the interest of offending your sensibilities, our youngest spawn was conceived there.
On Carswell Lane.
Or possibly in the backseat of our Corolla.
I have my standards.
I would demand a luxury vehicle for that kind of parking.
If things go according to plan, we will be there for about 2 years before it's time to go to school, which occurs typically in Alabama, although there are a few exceptions to that.
Clear as mud?
Some good news is that we have several friends who are stationed there in NC, as well as several others who will be headed there this summer. It's such a blessing to have familiar faces when you move!
Our families couldn't be happier that we'll be closer to home. It's about a 13 hour drive to PtB's house in Michigan, and the flights are much less expensive in and out of Raleigh than to Quebec.
Of course, I'm not sure what exactly I'm going to do with these:
Maybe I'll keep them right next to the children's French books I bought. They can keep each other company.
But for me the biggest concern I have right now isn't the assignment or the 40-plus hours drive across the country. It's that our timeline has been moved up significantly and we have far less days than we thought we would to take care of this:
Pray for me people, I'm ugly when I'm stressed.
Also, I'm ugly when I cry.
So pray that someone will buy our house so I don't have to cry.
Do you know who is the most pleased about this turn in events?
"I'm happy we're not going to Canada. Now I don't have to learn French!"
- Alexandra Kate