Tomorrow will mark one month since we officially said “see ya later” to Fort Campbell (we still own a home there, so it’s not goodbye!) and began our 1,744 mile trip to our new home in Fort Huachuca/Sierra Vista, Arizona for Jamie’s Military Intelligence Captains Career Course. The last month seriously just seems like a blur; It has flown by.
I was honestly dreading the drive out here because I knew our not-so-passive four month old was going to be SO MAD that she had to be stuck in her car seat for basically three straight days. Who can blame her? Some adults would act a little crazy too. 🙂 We asked my mom to come along with us so that she could help entertain and feed Hadley (and keep me company since Jamie and I were driving both of our cars), so I said goodbye to my hubs for a couple days and drove a couple hours down to Alabama to spend time with my dad and scoop up my mom. I loved getting to go on some evening runs with my dad and relax with my parents and grandmother before our big trip. I kind of definitely got robbed the morning before we were supposed to hit the road (long story that involves my naive decisions, Craigslist, all of my parent’s jewelry, and one SCARED thief – don’t mess with me! hehe), so that had me up for most of the night a little shaken before our drive. Never a dull moment!
Our PCS to Fort Huachuca
On Monday the 17th we hit the road a couple hours before the sun barely started to come up because we were so excited and so ready to get to our new place. I was definitely feeling on cloud nine at this point. Hadley had unexpectedly been an absolute ANGEL literally the ENTIRE trip, and we were actually going to have this drive behind us! We arrived in Sierra Vista around 2 p.m., signed our lease, checked out our new home (picture the excitement you feel when you’re checking out your vacation beach house/condo x 100), aaaaand then I fell into a hardcore funk for the rest of the night. I was pretty much devastated to leave our incredible life in Clarksville, but once we got on the road I was excited about our adventure. Unfortunately that excitement faded fast! Soon after we arrived in Sierra Vista the whole weight of the changes hit me like a ton of bricks, and I fell apart. I didn’t want to stay here. A couple “celebratory” drinks at Outback and a jog the next morning did make things a little better though. 😉
Thankfully our household goods came the next day and we settled in at lightning speed. Our townhome definitely feels like a great temporary home, and these incredible temps and mountain views are only making me like this place more every day.
We have no clue how long we’ll be here, but we should know in the next couple of months. I am so excited and so anxious to know where we will be next. This army thing – I have such a love/hate relationship with it, but right now… I kind of love it.
PS: Jamie’s graduation from MI CCC
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