What happened, you ask? Dear God where should I start???
First things first, the trailer we thought we were getting was no where near what we thought. It was in such terrible shape we couldn’t even get it hooked up to the the truck my husband’s co-worker let us borrow. So we had to load up the truck we had along with our kia and ford plus our other friend’s van and make multiple trips.
Then, halfway through our move we found out that hubby had to go on a mission…THE VERY NEXT MORNING!!!
I almost panicked, but I’m surprised to say that I actually made it through that day without any tears! My friend who’s hubby got called on the same mission (who also happens to be moving at the same time…long story) didn’t do as well, however. Their situation was much more complicated than ours, though, so I’m totally not surprised.
So we hauled our butts that night and got ALL of the big stuff moved so that all I needed to do was make a few trips with the small things that I could carry without any help and get the cleaning done.
So if I were to give you any kind of pointers of my experience with this one I would say make sure you have lots of help from the beginning. We asked ahead of time if our friends would help us and I really think that’s what saved us. Not only did we have extra hands but since they pitied us when they found out I would be left alone to move half of our stuff they were more than happy to help me out the rest of the way.
If you’re in the military another pointer I have for you is to go with the flow. This is really hard and takes a lot of practice, so don’t be surprised if you become shell shocked the first couple of times a curve ball is thrown at you. Just remember that you need to get used to this kind of lifestyle (especially for you special ops wives).
I’m still totally getting used to this lifestyle, but it does get easier. Remember to be resourceful and think outside of the box. Now whenever hubby gets called on a mission when it seems like I need him the most I automatically go into reaction mode and try to figure out how I can get done whatever needs to be done without him. It takes more effort on my part but I have found that people are always willing to accommodate us knowing that we’re military.
Any one else have some moving fiascoes and tips? Would love to hear them!