40+ days and counting since we have been living out of a suitcase. (* No word yet on actual delivery date of household goods. *)
11 shipping crates of our domestic bliss, approx. 12,000 lbs of stuff.
500 lbs of Unaccompanied Baggage of household essentials. (* Murphy’s Law guarantees this to be the last arrival. *)
19 mind-boggling, stressful hours waiting for word that the family dog has successfully landed in the correct destination on the mainland.
6-hour flight with an inoperable onboard entertainment system to the mainland with 2 kids depending on an operable onboard entertainment system.
21 days from drop off to pickup of family car at the Vehicle Processing Center.
1500 miles, 5-state, 3-day road-trip with 2 cars, 2 kids, and 1 set of grandparents.
55 degree cold and rainy weather welcome by Mother Nature.
0 warm weather outfits.
Complete suspension of normal family budgeting and financial operations!
Too many good-byes to count.
1 grand military family adventure to the great state of South Dakota!
Just a few hiccups: Misplaced car registration, $1500 travel bill for the Dog, Tears & Curses, Sciatica.
Are we there yet? YES!
Are we having fun yet? YES!
And I still have unpacking to look forward to…
Wishing you a happy, safe, low stress PCS season!
My dad was in the Air Force and we moved from Hickam AFB to Ellsworth AFB in 1983, so I can totally relate to all of this. I spent the first three years of high school at Douglas before the military made us move again, in the summer before my senior year, no less!
I just moved back to Rapid City three months ago after living elsewhere for 30+ years, so clearly I am fond of this place. Good luck – hope you are enjoying it! Buckle up for winter, though.
(P.S. – found you through Instagram).
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