Monday, June 08, 2009

Organized Chaos

I really do try to blog everyday. I have so many things going on in my head that by the end of the day, I'm exhausted. So let's try the morning!

Yesterday, Daniel didn't have to go into work until 9am! It was really nice to wake up to a husband! When I got up he was working on mortgage stuff, phone calls, etc. I'm so glad to NOT have to do everything by myself! I haven't seen him on a weekday morning in ... oh... a year or so! It was really fun! :)

Our time here is getting close and we have many things coming up, I can't even wrap my head around it all. We've made some great big life decisions lately and it's a bit scary and exciting at the same time!

We finally have orders, but now they are on hold until we fix some things involving Mason's EFM (exceptional family member) paperwork. I never knew that this program "expired" and had to be updated. So today, I have to take Mason to an appointment with his PCM (Primary Care Manager) and have him fill out some paperwork. I took other paperwork to the school that had to be filled out yesterday. After this is done, I will take it all to Tripler and then Daniel's orders will be released! YAY! I'm pretty sure they say NORFOLK VIRGINIA!!! I can't wait to see it on paper! THOUGHT: I'm so going to take a picture of that!

Daniel has also talked to our finance companies for our cars and is arranging to turn in our leased automobiles under the soldier and sailor act of 1940! This means since we are being shipped back overseas, we can turn in the leased cars and we won't have to ship them. Which saves us A LOT of money!

We are going to buy a new car hopefully from here so that when I land in VA I can go pick up my new car! This way, I won't have to rent a car and I won't have to wait for mine to come. I'm so excited to be getting a new car and for so many different reasons this time! Daniel and I have always been car people! We love our cars and get new ones pretty frequently, that's why we lease. So this time we're thinking of going CHEAP and PRACTICAL! We test drove a Honda Insight over the weekend and loved it! These cars cost about $20,000 and can get up to 70+ MPG! Yes, you read that right! Daniel is sold on the Insight. I'm still waiting to test drive the Prius before I make up my mind. So we will either have 2 Insights or an Insight and a Prius! We have never been so frugal with cars but I think with buying a house and having added expenses we are making a great effort to contradict the "American Dream" and actually live WITHIN our means!

Above is the Insight, Below is the Prius.

I have lots more to say, but this post has run long enough. More to come about finding a real estate agent and the dependents cruise!

1 comment:

Patty said...

I know about time, gal. I have been so far behind. Where does the time go?

That car rocks! I know you will enjoy it.