Frustrated. just venting.

posted 2 years ago in Military
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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DappledDuchess :  I have no expertise in this area but I would be wary of shipping all of my possessions in one go in case they got lost. I would be inclined to split stuff up. Good luck with everything, it sure does sound like a stressful time for you. Big hugs. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

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DappledDuchess :  I’m sorry Bee. My husband was in the military but I wasn’t with him at the time. It’s so much work. Thank you for your sacrifices as a Navy wife. 

I don’t have any advice but I hope everything works out for you guys.

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Helper bee

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DappledDuchess :  My advice would be learn to keep a calm head, laugh things off and move on. I hope I dont sound condescending but I’m just telling you as some who used to be in the military. The phrase “hurry up and wait” may as well be their slogan. They will tell you everything you need, demand it asap, and then have another list for you. You gotta learn to roll with the punches otherwise you’ll go insane. Best of luck, I really hope there’s not too many more surprises.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

not to worry, all will work out. it always does. just need to relax and let things happen and not get too worked up about stuff that is out of your control to begin with. 

your stuff is shipped in two shipments (HHG and something else, I forgot the name) one is slower and contains your furniture and one is faster and you can pack whatever you feel you need to have asap. how much you can take, weight wise, depends on your husbands rank and dependents. if he gets a PO box assigned early or you know somebody at your destination, you also can mail boxes to yourself. 

every location has spouse pages and they can be as helpful as they are annoying but they all went through the same and you can get some information from there. but always confirm what they babble. but at least you will know what to look for.

oh and don’t bother to bring electronics unless they are dual voltage. some run their shit on converters but that’s just crazy. it’s cheaper to buy something from the online yardsales pages and then resell it (business is big) than to bother with a converter

depending on where you are heading to, your cat only needs a rabies shot and in case you can’t get the information from the shelter just redo the shot. your husband should “book” a space for him and the cat on the rotator like NOW. There are only so and so many spots for pets per flight and everyone in the military has at least one more child and two more pets than they actually can afford. anyhow, my husband booked himself and the dog a flight the moment he got orders and then switched to the actual date he was PCSing out but he already had a pet confirmed so they gave him another flight with his pet. 

may i ask where to? 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Chesapeake, VA

Thank you for your husband’s service! 🙂 I will pray for you! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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DappledDuchess :  you will be flying on the patriot express. PCS is never Space A so you will have confirmed seats. And as far as I know they won’t let you just go commercial. They will put you on the patriot express unless you have a good reason not to use it. 

Wahser and dryer are actually the only appliances that do work on 220v because they run on 220v in the US as well. But I actually menant things like the microwave, mixers, hairdryers, curling/flat iron, coffee makers, toasters, water coolers, crockpots, kitchenaid, TV, PlayStation, etc. we only ran the PlayStation on a converter because we hardly ever used it to begin with. 

if you have more questions feel free to ask. Doesn’t your current base have a heart link and PCS prep classes? Heart link is for spouses and the prep is open for all. Also go to your local OSC or ESC. There will be some more seasoned spouses willing to tell you everything and more. And there are tons of website like militarymom or militaryspouse which have articles on those topics. 

are you going to Europe or Oki? 

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