Tips Here and There

There are a few things that I wish people had told me before each PCS we've made. Things like: rain is not a seasonal event confined to the months between December and March in most places, so plan outdoor events accordingly. Or things like: salad bars as a one course restaurant do not exist in great quantity outside California.

I can't tell you how long I've been craving Fresh Choice or Sweet Tomatoes here, people. It's becoming an obsession.

I'd love to see the collective power of SpouseBUZZ at work on this. In the comments section, let us know what lessons you've learned about new places in the course of your PCSing. It's all good – you never know who is getting ready to move where you already know the scoop. You may be able to answer the question someone else doesn't even know they need to ask!

I'll get this started:

FACT: In Texas, all soft drinks are referred to generically as "coke". If someone asks, "Would you like a coke?" they are not referring to only one product. Your "yes" answer will most likely be followed up with, "What kind?"

FACT: If you go searching for Carl's Jr and can't find one, it's probably because in the new place Carl's Jr is Hardees.

About airforcewife

airforcewife started her military journey as an Army National Guard wife, but upon experiencing base housing decided to aim high and made the switch to the Air Force. That's worked pretty well for Air Force Family so far, even though airforcewife holds the spouse world record for Come to Jesus talks with various members of the command.

Air Force Family has four children, two pit bulls, and a Mother-in-Law who lost her mind eight years ago. Despite the reputation of pit bulls, airforcewife would like to assure you that her Mother-in-Law is truly the most dangerous of the group, and is banned in more places than the dogs.

airforcewife gets through Air Force Guy's frequent deployments and TDY's by frequently attending her boxing gym, after the chance discovery last deployment that hitting things really does make life better. She also volunteers as the Ambassador for Sew Much Comfort to Bethesda National Naval Medical Center and in a variety of other causes throughout the year.

airforcewife has no idea what the future holds, but decided five years ago that she wants to be Andi when she grows up.