Saturday, June 20, 2009

A New Road

Well, Josh has finally decided to switch from Army National Guard to Active Army.
Which means we are about to be moving. I hate moving. But I am excited. I do love change. Although going from a 4 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom house will not be pleasant. But I'm looking forward to it. I'm not exactly going any where with my career right now, and this is something that Josh has been wanting to do for a long time now. The Army will pay for my college so I am thinking about maybe going back to school for radiology so that I can do ultrasounds or nursing. Something to keep me occupied. Jobs on post aren't that great and who knows what I'll be able to find in the city. But we'll see what happens as we make this transition to being part-time soldier citizen to full time military family.
This does however mean that deployments are in our future. It's the one part of the military that isn't my favorite. But to be honest, it's JB's favorite! He loved when he was overseas two years ago and has been wanting to go back.
We are just waiting for JB's NG unit to sign over his conditional release and off to the Army we go. We will be able to find out where we will go after he signs over to the Army. We have considered Germany - where JB was born, but there is alot of draw backs on my end of that tour. JB also would like Ft. Benning because it's the home of the Infantry. Ft. Knox is on our list too, that is only 2 hrs away from Indy so we'll be close to home to start out and make the transition easier. Who knows. They say we'll be able to pick but then again.... It's the army and we go where they need us.
I had lots of questions for the recruiter. We have 3 dogs and a cat who we could not part with and he said while they do have a 3 pet "policy" they are not strict on it and as long as we pay to get them were ever they need to go, we should be okay. We are still debating on how well we can handle 3 dogs in a smaller house but........ we'll see.
As for my medical issue, us getting pregnant and needing a specialist, he said that they will mark JB's file so that our housing is located very close to the hospital. I will be getting a specialist and my pregnancy should be taken well care of. I'm also getting a referral letter from my OB here to make sure that when the time comes, I'm getting the proper care that I will need for a subsequents pregnancy after loss.
I'm really excited but I'm overwhelmed with the "to do list" we have been given. We have to sell our house, get the dogs all their shots, pack up and have a garage sale because we have too much stuff to move! So, here's to our new journey and life as a full time military family......., don't hate me. :) I'll still come visit. Promise.

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