Thursday, May 6, 2010

Moving On

This morning I heard from the housing representative in Rhode Island that she has our name on a house. We will be living in government quarters again, but these quarters are not right on the base. They are minutes away and get this...sit on a portion of the island that is a state park. Fort Adams was an old Army fort back in the Civil War days. Our house is a hop, skip and a jump from this: Fort Adams State Park
Have I ever mentioned what a civil war buff my husband is? Did I mention that our 15 year old son who is moving with us is ALSO a huge civil war buff? Actually, that's not quite accurate, they are both HUGE history buffs. I can see that this is going to be a fun assignment for both the men in my house.
The lady at housing also told me today that if you were to put chairs in my new back yard, you can see the harbor. Now that's what I'm talking about. The men can go tromping through old forts while I have a cocktail in the backyard looking at the sailboats. I see lots of cookouts and parties in my future. But wait...I won't be in Hawaii anymore. The weather will put a definite damper on outside activities. We do have a fire pit for the backyard, maybe that's an option?
We are looking forward to the next phase in our lives for several reasons. First, the reasons mentioned above, it's a way cool place to be. Secondly, after a year of deployment to a war zone, three years of command and all the responsibilities that go with that, my husband will attend school for a year. He will be finished with his day around 1:00 PM. I think he has most Fridays off.
For me, these long weekends mean trips all over New England. I absolutely can't wait to experience fall there. I haven't lived where there is a true autumn since I left east Tennessee in the ninth grade. I LOVE fall!
These photos make leaving Hawaii a little less painful :

This is my new neighborhood, people!


Expat Girl said...

How exciting!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

That doesn't look too bad at all. :) At least you still have a water view.