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!