Luckily Nick's trip was delayed a bit and he got to go with me to pick up the keys to our house the day before we moved in...We had to get a photo of us stepping over the threshold, even if Nick is never home enough to technically "live" here!
In his absence I have already learned something…I depend on Nick for many things, things that I don’t think about on a day-to-day basis!
I don’t feel the need to check in my closet for the boogieman like I did my whole life up until marrying Nick when he is home. (You think I am joking but I kid you not, even in college I did this every night.) Now that he is away, I find myself doing it again, only this time there are way more closets to check!
Thank you Nick for taking away my worries. Thank you Navy for taking away my Nick!
As excited as I was to get out of the cramped hotel room and into a bigger place, I now feel very small inside a big empty house.
Our household good are still set to get here in the middle of September, therefore we had to borrow furniture from the base to help survive the next month and a half! Thank goodness for that, otherwise this 2-story house would be really bare!
The movers came and brought us our temporary furniture and I have to admit it isn’t bad…I kinda like the dining room table (6 cushioned chairs included) that they set up in my kitchen! They also delivered a couch, 2 living room chairs, a coffee table, 2 end tables, a double bed, 2 sets of dresser drawers, 2 nightstands and 2 lamps! Plus I also was able to borrow kitchen utensils and cooking ware from “Fleet and Family” (a place on base where one can go for ANY sort of info/question/help).
A second set of movers came and delivered our Express Shipment! This = Christmas in August for Brittany! After living out of a suitcase for over 3 months, getting to open the boxes and seeing all of the clothes, was like getting a new wardrobe all over again! YES!!!…(oh, forgot I had those heels and that dress and that scarf…it’s been so long since we have seen each other!!! J )
With my newfound motivation (ie-clothes high!) I set to work getting this place looking more like a home. Without Nick, Beretta, or even my own furniture to fill this place and make it feel cozy, I had to at least put up a few decorations and give it some warmth! A few hours later, the furniture was moved around, candles lit and all of the knick-knacks I had purchased from the Shrine Sales were displayed throughout the house. Those little touches made a tremendous impact and I felt at peace after I was finished.
Living room...overlooking back patio and yard