a roof over our heads

You may remember from this post that Ryan and my living situation after the move was going to be less than ideal.
Army housing had informed us of a really long wait time to get a place on post,
so our original plan was that we would continue renting with his roommate until a place opened up.
Needless to say, I was far less than thrilled about living as a newlywed
with his roommate, regardless of how nice the guy is.

Well, after a really long and stressful first half of our week back,
Ryan got a phone call from housing saying that one of the brand new duplexes was open
for a January 31st move-in.
If we wanted to wait for a stand-alone house, we would be looking at February 27th at the earliest.
We jumped on it, and it looks like it's going to be our place!

I can't tell you how much this excites me because
A) this means we will not have to spend our first married months with a roommate and
B) I only have to make one move(!!!)

As it stands, my mother will be accompanying me on this cross-country journey so I don't have to do it alone.
We are leaving early in the morning on Saturday, February 1st,
and we are expecting to be there by the evening of Tuesday, February 4th, as it's a fun 2,220 mile+ journey.
Want to see our route?

We might shift and drive due south to start depending on how the weather is on the moving day,
but right now, this is the route we're planning to take.

I have so, SO much to do before the move.
I'm selling all my furniture, getting new tires on the car, getting a new battery for the car,
installing a trailer hitch on my little Civic (yes, I'm nuts),
renting a U-Haul trailer (the smallest one, of course), pack my books, clothese and livelihood,
get my new office materials from work to move out west and more.

It's madness, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't completely overwhelmed,
but I know it will be worth it, and this is the last time I'll be moving alone and on my dime.
I'll be working from home the last week in NH, too, to make sure it all gets done,
but pretty please say a little prayer that things go smoothly for us, this house and this move!
It's finally happening!


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    1. Where in Texas are you?! We're hoping to explore a little on our journey because, well, why not?!

  2. good luck girl that's an exciting move across country!!!!

    1. thanks, girl! I actually don't mind moving...it's just the actual move, itself, that scares me haha

  3. Heck yes! So excited for you and your big move! Safe travels and enjoy the southern scenery if you take that route :)

    1. thanks, girly! I'm pretty excited...I'll take lots of pics!

  4. So excited that you ended up getting a place! Hope you have smooth sailing for move day and travel safe.

  5. Woo!!! This is such relieving news for you, I bet. We live in a duplex too, and it doesn't feel much different than a stand-alone, except that sometimes we let our dogs out at the same time and see each other. Cross your fingers for good neighbors, and enjoy your ride!

  6. oh man! so excited for you that is all worked out. wishing you all the good luck on the moving. the bf did cross country from DC when he moved out here from Oregon alone, so it will be really nice to have your mom!

  7. So happy for you that you'll get to have your own place!!!!!!

  8. I have made a move like that and then moved back over the time of a year and a half (WA to IN and then IN to WA). Yes, it's overwhelming but such a fun adventure! The drive was the best, roadtrips are awesome! So excited for you and your husband to start your lives together. I've been married a little over 2 years and it's been the best time of our lives!

  9. Good luck!! We've made a few big moves and it's so much work!! Looks like you'll be driving through Arkansas :) Hope you have safe, uneventful travels with lots of good weather! :) Whitney

  10. Oh man that is a far drive! Have a safe drive and I'm happy you don't have to live with a roommate, I'll agree with you that would stink!

  11. Oh wow, now that is definitely a cross-country move!! That's awesome though that everything worked out for you guys to be able to get a place by yourselves!

  12. So happy for you and your hubby! Been following your blog for a while now, and I love it :) I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my blog for more details on it!


  13. That is so exciting! I hope your trip goes well.

  14. Best of luck with the move! You can take a look at this post I wrote a while back, I have done a few PCS's with the military: http://chicagogirlaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-pack-and-prepare-for-pcs.html.

  15. Congrats! When I moved from Florida to California, I was so overwhelmed with all the packing and moving because I had to do it all alone so it's great that your mom is helping you out. You'll be so close to me! Come visit (:

  16. Congrats on getting a place! We live in a duplex on post and love it! Just the perfect size for just us right now.