Category Archives: Military Life

PCS Blog: We are homeowner’s

Bridgets PCS Blog

Well it is now official, we are homeowners! We are so glad that this part is over with and we can now just concentrate on moving. I will say that the home buying process for us was actually smooth. And the best advice I can give anyone who plans on purchasing a home, make sure you have worked your butt… Read more »

PCS Blog: Waiting to close on our house

Bridgets PCS Blog

All the tedious work of buying a house has passed…thankfully! We are now just waiting to close on our home. At this point you would think stress would be gone. But it’s not. It won’t be gone until we close and officially own the house! In the mean time I am busy going through everything room by room and getting… Read more »

PCS Blog: Found A House

House

I just got back from 10 days of being gone to Texas. The entire purpose of the trip was to buy a house. Unfortunately  Jerry couldn’t go since his Fire 1 class has not finished yet. However, my Mom did go with me which was awesome! It’s been several decades since we have spent some one on one time together. Since… Read more »

Putting together a PCS Binder – How To & Downloads

PCS Binder

Ah you have received PCS orders. For many, they are happy to receive them so they can get the heck out of Dodge. Others wish they had never arrived. Either way you have them and chaos is soon to follow. To make the move easier and less hectic, put together a PCS Binder. It is relatively easy to put together (especially since… Read more »

PCS Blog: Found A Realtor

Bridgets PCS Blog

I am happy to say that we now have a Realtor! I will be leaving for Texas around March 8th so I can find us a house. I knew that I needed to find a Realtor soon, so she or he would have enough time to gather our needs and wants in a house, as well as learn more about… Read more »

Dear Military Spouse: Getting support for my children

Dear Military Spouse Bridget

Q. So I’ve been a military spouse going on 5 years now yet we have been separated for almost a year. He recently received orders to San Antonio but i stayed in Virginia to be with my family. We have two children together and I’ve been a stay at home mom for a few years now. He doesn’t give me any kind of support financially and… Read more »

New Commissary Rewards Card, get your’s today

Commissary Rewards Card

Couponing is the latest trend in saving money, it even has TV shows about it. Have you ever seen one of those shows? Couponing can be time-consuming. I have tried it a few times but it never lasts. I hate going out for the Sunday paper and sometimes it’s a waste of $1.50 if I don’t clip any good coupons.  What… Read more »

PCS Blog: Finding the area to live in

Bridgets PCS Blog

So we have been pre-approved for a home loan. Now we need to decide what area to live in around Fort Hood. Our first instinct was Harker Heights or Copperas Cove. But as we have thought more about it, we have realized that the only reason we want to be in those areas is so Jerry won’t have far to travel to… Read more »

PCS Blog: Report Date Moved

Bridgets PCS Blog

Our report date has been moved up by 20 days! That means that instead of leaving here August 1st, we will be leaving here around July 10th! In addition to that my husband started his Fire 1 class last night and found out it will not be over with until the end of April, that now means that our house… Read more »

PCS Blog: Step 1 in finding a house…complete

Bridgets PCS Blog

So we are roughly 5-6 months away from our final PCS. I had planned on waiting another 2 months (when I had time to pay down a debt) before trying to get us pre-approved for a home loan. But the stress of not knowing what our ultimate budget for a house was making me literally sick (stress). I decided I… Read more »