We’re super close to the end of Aaron’s military career now, and it’s been chaotic around here as we try to figure out where life is taking us next. We knew we wanted to go back south, but weren’t sure how far we were willing to go because of my family in NY and Ryan’s appointments in Philly.
Of course, the biggest influence with our decision was based on where Aaron got a job. We’ll have his retirement, but that’s not enough to live on. We focused our searches around military bases, so we can continue to take advantage of the commissary and other privileges. It was getting down to to the wire, and we just needed to pick a place, and one day I blurted out Charleston, SC so we focused our efforts there.
I’ve never been there. I’m not entirely sure why it even came out of my mouth. But once it was in our heads, we couldn’t get it out and pretty much settled on it as our location. And once we learned that there’s an Air Force base there, and that we could live in the housing, it basically sealed the deal.
Aaron has been checking out jobs in the area, and last week went down to interview with the railroad. Aaron’s terminal leave starts soon, and we’ll be heading south later this summer. The packers are coming at the end of July, and we’re on the wait list for housing. Since we don’t expect to be in base housing until close to Christmas, we’ll probably put the majority of our stuff in storage and just rent a little apartment and only bring our necessities. Should be nice and cozy.
I’m excited to start over somewhere new. At first I was a little wary about the distance, but with two out of my three big boys driving and Ryan’s appointments going to every 5-6 months instead of 3-4, it’s totally do-able.
So, who lives near Charleston?