Three weeks ago my husband received word that he was hired for a temporary position for 90 days in the DC area. Having my husband in the military as a civilian I have come to understand that I never know where we will be moving/living in the next year, 6 months, and now even the next 90 days.
When my hubby told me he was going to apply for this position I didn’t realize it was only for 90 days, I thought we would be moving back to DC permanently (well…as permanent as you can be in the military). I was NOT happy to hear this. Don’t get me wrong, I love the DC area and enjoyed living there for two years previously, but I’ve also grown to love Texas and the slower pace of life that it has to offer. When he said it would be for only 90 days, I thought, I can do totally do it! It could be like an all expenses paid vacation…not bad.
As we started working on our accommodations for our stay, things have started to look even brighter. We will be staying in an Executive Suite Apartment, on the 13th floor of a high rise! I will have a housekeeper every two weeks, a heated pool outside, a fitness room, and a short walk to fun shopping and the metro. Isn’t this any dream of a prego woman at 4 months?! I’m stoked! It’s like stepping into another life for a short time without the commitment!
In my preparation, the last three weeks, my to do list has filled the page and then some completely! When we get home I will be 7 1/2 months pregnant, so I hit the nesting faze a lot sooner. Everyday I cleaned out a new cupboard, closet, or bedroom. I even took a four hour drive round trip two weekends ago to Ikea to buy a big storage shelf for the toy room. Something I have been wanting to do for awhile… I don’t think I have ever been so organized in my life. It has been a very cleansing process. My garage is full of stuff to have a garage sale when I get back…I couldn’t pack that in my schedule too.
I am excited for the adventures that await us these next 90 days. Driving one vehicle is causing me to really have to SIMPLIFY.
Anyways, I thought it would be fun to tell everyone what I had going on in the next few months, and see if anyone had any tips, advice or just plain insight on living remotely. Though it will be fun, I know it will still bring it’s own challenges :).
How about you, have you ever had a chance to step into a different life for a short time? Did you learn anything?