There are always challenges to moving and getting settled in, so this move is really no different. We chose to downsize for financial and personal reasons. Alaska can be expensive for many things, groceries being the number one thing. With our large family of big eaters we needed to cut costs someplace and housing was a good place to start. We also had to replace the family van and having a car note after nearly 4 years without was another reason. Lastly, when hubby begins looking for a church position we will need to be prepared for the cut in pay, all across the board. It was just a wise way to go for our future. We really don't need to keep expanding our lifestyle ;-)
One unique challenge at The Cabin is closet space. The master bedroom area has a huge walk in because she converted a small bedroom into a closet, complete with organization. I love that. However, there is no door for the master sleeping area, just a bar for a curtain. Not so much fun. The only space for our TV room is on the other side of that open doorway. Which does help with he 'screen detox' we are also trying to achieve here. We won't be getting cable, we have to pay for the usage of Internet....this will hopefully explain my gaps in commenting or blogging. I simply can't get on everyday ;-)
We also discovered that the dryer hookup here is gas...we have an electric dryer. Our landlady was sweet enough to give us her set since she won't need has dryer stateside. In the spirit of paying off the new van we are selling the washer dryer (my faithful cleansing pals). All things that you live with and adapt to when moving, right??
This has also been the first military move where so many things were broken. Our flat screen TV was broken, great for the cold turkey detox;-). We also lost both of the school bookshelves. Hubby was sweet and only put up half his reference library so I do have enough bookshelf for school. They broke the door on the TV stand and shattered the glass. And last but not least, the computer monitor stays black. Ugh.
A great and often repeated Army phrase comes to mind : "adapt and overcome!!!". Yes drill sgt, may I have another ;-)