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A Homey Sort Of Feeling

Today, we made a huge step towards adulthood.

I know logically that we are adults, and have been for a long time, but I just don’t feel it, you know? Sometimes I get the distinct impression that I’m a little girl tottering around in Mom’s heels (except my mom doesn’t wear heels).

But today- today I feel like an adult, because we made an offer on a home of our very own!

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It’s a three bedroom, one bathroom, one story home on the edge of town. It does need some updating, which we like- we’ll be able to put our own touches on it! And the very best part is that it has a fenced yard and a PINK BATHTUB.

Hubby says the bathtub is going to be the first thing to go. I think there are enough other things that need to be updated that I can distract him from it for at least 15 years. Let’s just say I love the pink tub, and it’s staying if I have anything to do with it.

Fingers crossed our offer is accepted!

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When Plans A-D Don’t Work Out

Whelp.

I know it’s been 9 months. I could have grown a human inside me in this time period.

I didn’t, don’t worry.

Getting away from military life and back to civilian life was a lot different than we thought it would be. Remember the tiny house we were going to build? Well, we didn’t. We also didn’t move to Arizona, due to semesters starting before Hubby got out of the Marines. Instead, we moved back home to Wyoming- beautiful, wonderful, wide open Wyoming.

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I had forgotten how much I love it here. Fate brought us back, and we don’t want to leave again. We love it so much, in fact, that we’re putting in an offer on a home today (!!!) in the hopes of settling down permanently. We’re miles away from our initial plans, but you know what? That’s okay.

I think the key takeaway from our transition was that flexibility is key. Things don’t work out the way you want them to, and you really have to roll with the punches. Always have a backup plan, and a backup plan for your backup plan. Family is your best asset as you transition- we’ve been renting my mom’s house for a discounted rate as we look for a home, and without that I don’t know where we’d be. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Ah… it’s good to be home.

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Radio Silence

I know- I’ve been gone for a long time. All I can say is sorry, and that morning sickness doesn’t just happen in the first trimester around these parts.

So what’s new?

  • I delivered a beautiful 8 pound baby girl into this world in early July. She arrived just one day before Little Man’s birthday, so I can officially say that (for one day at least) I’ve had two kids under the age of 2. She is now 2 1/2 months old and has since grown from 8 pounds to 14 pounds, plopping her in the 99th percentile for weight (????).
  • Hubby was all set to get out of the Marines when he went for his final physical, where the Corpsman didn’t like the way his knee kept popping. They sent him for an MRI, and hey presto! he got a med hold put on his paperwork and had knee surgery earlier this week. We still don’t have an updated date for him getting out.
  • We paid off our high interest debt! This was mostly thanks to selling Hubby’s truck (which we bought not even thinking about the fact that it was 2 wheel drive and we would eventually be returning to Wyoming. In our defense, we didn’t think we would be going back home any time soon). We also have been plugging away steadily at our car payments.
  • We’ve made the slightly irrational decision to purge ourselves of all our extra crap and live in a tiny house (built on a cargo trailer) while Hubby goes to college in Arizona. We have a year and not a lot of money to build this house, so we’ll see what we can do!
  • We’ve also decided that since Hubby is going to be recovering from knee surgery, I’ll be going to work while he stays home with the kids. I’m scared and excited all at once!

Promise I’ll be more active in the coming months.