Thursday, March 24, 2016

It's Official! We're Moving To Lackland AFB in Texas.

Months ago Tom was like, "I might get vectored to be a TI (training instructor) at Lackland AFB in Texas."

Vectored, for all you non-military people, basically means switching jobs. He's currently in security forces.

Tom told me not to get my hopes up because it probably wouldn't happen.

I got my hopes up anyway. After all, we've been at this current base for nearly FIVE years. We're long overdue for a move. Plus, my family lives in Texas. I could actually be near family! It's a foreign concept to me.

Weeks later, after multiple interviews and going through psychological tests to ensure he was sane, Tom was like, "Oh, by the way, I got selected to be a TI."

I couldn't believe it. We were actually getting what we wanted in the Air Force? This never happens!

But then we had to play the "wait for the orders" game. For you non-military people, orders are what makes the move official. And sometimes even THOSE can get canceled.


So waited.

And waited.

And waited.




Finally, on Tuesday, Tom was like, "I got my orders!"






This means we can start making plans. Set up when the movers will be here. Set up when the housing people walk through the house and lets us know how much money we owe. (Our carpets are scary. Thanks cats.) Set up when we'll move into TLF (temporary living facility..or basically, a hotel room.) Set up when we can LEAVE THIS BASE.

Now I have to go through all our crap and guys? We have a lot of crap. Tom put down the full amount that he's allowed to move--11,000 pounds--and I bet we have OVER that at the moment. I'm a pack rat. And I hoard books.

Texas, here we come!


27 comments:

  1. Exciting! It is rare to get what you want. Bonus that you get to live near family.

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  2. How exciting!! And you get to live by your family, bonus :D I'm excited for you guys. :)

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  3. I LOVED Lackland! The area is so nice, and I was the first one to think, "Texas??" but it became one of our favorites. Close to the beach (ok - 2 hour drive), close to Austin which is a completely different scene, Ikea is just north of Austin (priorities you know...) and the community is the most unbelievably nice people I've ever met. I can't tell you how many families we were adopted into! They are VERY family-oriented. I loved it!

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  4. Yay!!!! You'll love it! Some people even know how to use their turn signals in Texas! San Antonio is such a great area to live, and so many fun things to do. So glad you'll get to live near your family also.

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  5. We are playing the waiting game too. I'm currently playing...jump through hoops and red tape. Congrats on the orders. Time to hit those resale pages to sell some stuff.

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  6. Congrats on your move! I mean, it sucks that it's not to Dover AFB because our daughters would get along EXTREMELY well but I'm happy for you guys anyway.

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  7. YAY! I'm so glad that Tom got his orders and everything is official! It will be great for you guys to be closer to family!

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  8. Congrats! It will be nice to be closer to family.

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  9. Yay! Being near family will be awesome. And H.E.B. Did I get that name right?

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  10. San Antonio is so much fun with so much to see! I love the Alamo but my kiddo and husband love Sea World. :) Congrats on the move!

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  11. I'm so glad it's finally official! I'll bet the kids are excited to be closer to grandparents, right? Will they get to finish out the school year?

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  12. That's awesome you get to live closer to your family! I wish my son-in-law would get moved to an Army base closer to us. Driving to KY/TN is a long long drive. Miss my grandkids. :-(

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  13. YAY!!! I am so excited for you guys!!!

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  14. Oh god I know, orders take forever. I remember waiting when Military Husband moved to be with me! Hopefully ours go smoothly in our move! I'm soooooo excited for you! San Antonio is awesome!!!

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  15. How exciting...Congrats!! Good luck with all the packing!

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  16. How exciting! I may be one of the few people that finds moving fun. Awesome that you'll get to be near family :)

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  17. Yeih! I am happy for you! I hope the whole process of moving is not too stressful on you! Lots of love!

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  18. Congrats!!! Such exciting news! :)

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  19. Yay for getting what you wanted! That's so exciting!

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  20. 11,000 pounds?!?!

    That's a lot of bowling balls!

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  21. You just mat have 11,000# of books, lol

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  22. I'm so excited for you guys!! I have Army friends stationed at a different base in TX :)

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  23. No way! Awesome!! We're crossing our fingers that we get to head to Texas next. I hope it works out!

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  24. Good for you! Time for a giant garage sale???

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  25. Awesome! Congrats and welcome to Texas! You will love San Antonio, there is so much to do there! I grew up in Wimberley, and my dad lives in San Antonio. Can't wait to read about your journey. I hope your kids are excited and adjust well. :)

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