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We’re done!! … for now.

Hello everybody! Long time no see! Uhm read…

It has been a while since I wrote something. And I think I have good reasons. Ok one good reason, which is, PCSing.

For all of you who are not familiar with all the ‘military slang’ (don’t worry I’m still trying to figure it all out even though we’ve been together for almost 2 years), PCSing means Permanent Change of Station. Yes, it has to be something fancy like that because ‘moving’ is just not cool enough. 

For the last month we’ve been running around, doing back flips and trying to figure it all out since it’s the first PCS move for me and my husband. 

We are currently living in Germany, which you might know, and our new home will be in the states. So all ouf our household goods and our car had to be packed up and shipped. The packing was done by the moving company, which sounded amazing when I first heard about it. You’re guessing right, there is a ‘but’.

I’ve moved a few times in my live so far, but this time, has been the worst so far. Most people say that it’s just because it’s our first PCS move and that all the other moves will be sooooo much easier. I don’t believe it. 

I really liked the idea of someone else doing the work and packing everything up and putting it away so it could be shipped to the states, but when we started to throw out stuff we didn’t want anymore and started packing our suitcases, it was the worst to see all the other stuff still laying around and not being allowed to pack ANYTHING! at all. 

After a very stressful week, in which I had my final exam for my apprenticeship, the unaccompanied baggage was being picked up, we finally got my visa approved, i had my graduation ceremony, the moving company came 2 days early to pack our HHG and we gave the keys to our first flat back to the landlord and moving into base housing we we’re FINALLY! all packed up and ready to go…

… is what I thought. Little did I know that trying to spend as much time with your parents and family before you leave the country for an unknown amount of time, outprocessing, arranging a go away party, doing multiple visits at my doctors here in germany and getting our car ready to be shipped out was gonna make the next 1 1/2 weeks of my life quite stressful. 

After running around like crazy, handing in about 100 papers, getting our car ready to go and getting shipping plates, doing the Macarena and running back and forth again, because the people from outprocessing didn’t know my husband had special allowances for his job, we are finally done. I never thought I’d see this day. 

Now the only thing we have to do, is waiting to fly out of germany. We’re probably gonna be spending the last few days with my parents and enjoy our time left here. 
I hope you’re all having an amazing day and I’ll talk to you soon!
Next stop: USA ✈