across the street.
No, we’re not PCSing, but we will be moving to a slightly larger house just a few streets away. It has a much larger kitchen, an extra bathroom, carpeted bedrooms, and a 2-car garage instead of 1. It will be worth the extra effort to move all of our junk yet another time.
I really wish that military housing was a bit more standard from post to post. I can understand them needing to be a different style depending on where you are living, but they should at least be close in square feet and amenities. It’s hard to go back and forth between houses that have two living rooms to those that only have one. The house we’re in right now is a bit over 1300 square feet. For a homeschooling family of 7 with 24 years in the Army, that is just not big enough to be comfortable. We are literally on top of each other all day long.
I had briefly considered finding a home off post, but I can’t get past the convenience of Andy being able to walk to work. I like the sense of community on post also, so I guess I have to give up the idea of having a family room and an in-ground pool in the backyard. Someday we’ll live in a house that we actually fit in – it just won’t be anytime soon!
If you are military, do you usually live on post or off? We’ve gone back and forth (owned twice, rented once, and lived on post the rest of the time). They all definitely have their pros and cons. We’ve found that even though we’ve enjoyed having larger homes off post, we always end up spending more money (in both utilities and gas for commuting). We’ve decided to try to stay on post until he retires and we build our dream home.
So, I might be kind of quiet on here this week. We get our keys this afternoon and then have 5 working days to get everything moved over. Since we’re doing it ourselves, it’s going to be a lot of backbreaking work.