Saturday, May 26, 2012

Which Plan Are We On?

I love the saying, "Life is all about how your handle Plan B," by Suzy Toronto. Fit's our life perfectly, as long as we pick a letter farther down the alphabet.

Need examples?

Plan A- When Jared and I first met, the plan was to enjoy our relationship until I left to retrain (about 3-4 months). I had already tried the long distance relationship and didn't want to do it again.

Plan B- Then we fell in love and bought a house. Tons of phone calls, letters, and quick weekend visits followed for almost a year. Jared proposed to me during that year in a crappy dorm room in Albuquerque, NM on Halloween (it was 2003).

Plan C- Jared was going to stay active duty enlisted until he retired.

Plan D- Jared separated from the AF, went back to school and was suppose to commission May 5th 2012 and we were expecting to head to Montana sometime after the New Year.

Plan E- Jared broke his clavical and so now the commissioning is on hold until he heals. We did however find out that he is scheduled to enter active duty on 30Sep12.

I am sure there are other plans in there that we have made and had to change for various reasons, but you get the gist of it.

And in case anyone missed it:

We may be in Montana as early as the first week in October! That's only 4ish months away!

Needless to say we are both excited and a little sad. Excited because this in between thing is kinda rough. A little sad though because we thought we would have a bit more time with Gramma and Boppa. Jared had plans to ride all the trails in Iowa once he was healed and commissioned. We had some fun trips planned, and a list of projects we wanted to help out with around the house.

With only having 4 months before we leave, we are going to have to start some serious scheduling. And because of that, I have decided to wait to take classes until the Spring of 2013. This will give me time to get all of our stuff in order for the move, as well as help out with projects around the house.

The good news is that we have checked 3 things off our collective to-do list so far.

The 20 something year old clubhouse has been torn down. The floor was starting to rot out of it, so it really wasn't all that safe.

We left the frame up though, because we had plans for it which included the need to build a planter box.

Why a planter box? For two reasons; 1. Growing veggies off the ground is easier on our bodies to plant, tend, and harvest, and 2. Now we didn't have to worry about the rascally rabbits eating all our greens.

We need a bit more soil before we can do our planing, but I figure we will be done by the end of today. Thankfully we will be here long enough to enjoy the harvest :)

We also sold the Jeep. We really didn't want to because the Jeep is way cool, but we since we left Arizona, the poor Jeep hasn't seen much off road action and that is what it was made for. We sold the Jeep to a guy who plans to use it as a farm vehicle as well as a recreational vehicle, so we are happy that it went to a good home.

Well, I am off to drag Emma away from her computer so that we can go swimming at the Fitness Center. She starts swim lessons on Tuesday so we thought it would be a good idea to try the pool out before her first class.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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