Why I enjoyed deployment

Don’t get me wrong, deployment sucks. Like, really sucks. You move to a new place, an island no less, and 10 days later your spouse goes on deployment. So now you’re completely on your own, thousands of miles from friends and family and you have to not only endure the stress of moving, but endure the…

Road Trip

After orders came in, we decided we would drive our car to San Diego. My husband had some time in his orders for travel and after hearing all the horror stories about the auto shipping company, we decided it would be best to take it as far as we could ourselves to minimize interaction with…

Another PCS

In the past two weeks we have been in every timezone within the continental United States. Soon we will be in another new time zone (hello Hawaii)! I’m going to break up our move into a couple different posts, so first is the pack out of our HHG (household goods). We were assigned to Coleman American Allied…

DITY Move Vs. Military Move

Two moves done in one year, and 19 more years to go. Our first move was my first real insight into how the rest could go. My husband was away at training and we had only a couple weeks to find a new place to live and to arrange moving services. We knew months ahead…

8 Ways to Personalize Your Temporary Rental

Well, it’s PCS season again around here. My husband got last minute orders to a new location, so we have spent the past month going back and forth between places, trying to find a place to live and then actually moving our furniture out. This time we had the Navy move us, and the experience…

Moving with Pets

Now I am no expert in this topic, but after our first move driving with pets I thought I’d share my experience. We have one dog and one cat and both are pretty easy to handle. Ally, our dog, gets a little anxious when she doesn’t know where she is. Olivia, our cat, is the…

My First PCS Move

With my husband away at OCS, I had to figure out the in’s and out’s of our first PCS move alone. Due to timing issues, we also had to do a DITY move (now called a personally procured move). I had no idea what I was doing or who to talk to in order to…