Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's not goodbye, it's I'll see you soon.... Again :(

For all of my milspouse readers, you know all to well about the comings and goings of military life. I mentioned in earlier posts that the hubster was supposed to head out to Airborne School just days after returning from a year long deployment in the sandbox. Thankfully, paperwork wasn't done on time, and he didn't have to leave me again so soon.

Unfortunately, the time has come and he was off to Jump School bright and early this morning. I hate that he has to leave me for 3 weeks, but this is something he's been dying to do for a long time. The thing is, he belongs to an airborne field artillery unit, yet thus far, he hasn't been airborne. Not being airborne normally didn't hinder your military career too much in previous years with this unit, however, the new top dog is doing what he can to move all non-airborne personnel out of the unit. Which wouldn't be a big deal, because there are other field artillery units at Bragg, so we wouldnt have to PCS... BUT, they will not, under any circumstances, send him to the promotion board until he is airborne. He is in his primary zone & he's been highly recommended by his CO's, so this is the only thing holding him back. Grrrrr...

And right now, the extra $150/month for being airborne, and the possibility of promotion soon sounds amazing!! We DID end up getting a horse... actually, we ended up getting TWO HORSES :D We got them from the rescue, so that makes it even better, because now they will have a real home again... soon... hopefully :/

We found a listing on Craig's List for 10 acres of land for $17,500... which is a great deal in this area. We emailed the woman that day, and got the ball rolling on seeing the property. We didn't even really care what it looked like, as long as it wasn't swampland. Thankfully, it's not, so we put in an offer with a 20% down payment and $400 a month payments for the remainder of the purchase price. Unfortunately, she had 2 other people that would be seeing the property a few days later. We were on pins and needles for the next few days waiting to hear back from her...

Yesterday, she emailed me and let me know that the people who had viewed it this week had both said they would get back to her, so therefore she was going to accept our offer!! She's drafting up some paperwork this week for us to sign, and we will be working out the details by the end of this week.

As soon as the hubs gets back from Airborne School we are going to get to work on clearing a few acres so that we can get it fenced in and move the horses from his friends house (where they are sharing a pasture with some ornery cattle) to their very own pasture where they can run free and not have to share their hay and feed. I'm so incredibly excited to get the ball rolling on this. I love that we are in our mid-20's and will soon own a house AND another property (less than 5 miles from the house), 2 vehicles, a boat, 3 dogs, and now 2 horses. We're doing so well with managing our finances and proving what capable adults we are, not asking for any help. It makes me swell with pride.


  1. That is so great about the horses and getting the property!

  2. Hey Girl!

    Thanks for following my blog! I am officially a new follower to you.

    It is so exciting you found a ton of land for a steal. Fingers crossed you guys get it!