Wednesday, August 19, 2009
in the thick.
well. I'm able to sit down and write out a post about how today went because our packers only worked until noon.
I gotta say, now I know why this company schedules FOUR days to do a move that I know with certainty (this is move #13 for me) only takes 2 days. When you only work 1/2 days, it's pretty hard to get the job done.
What happened to working a normal day?
Never mind there is a family living out of boxes for double the amount of time necessary.
no really. we're fine. really. living out of boxes with four toddlers is a blast. really.
we did choose to move and we are grateful for the assistance and not having to do this ourselves. we think. ask me later if I'm sure about that. like I said, 13th move. We could have done this whole thing in two days ourselves.
so, is it really help?
ugh. This is how it is in the military though. If you over analysis (or analyze at all), you will drive your self to an insane asylum faster than you can say, 'common sense'.
It was ok they only worked 1/2 a day though because that left enough room in our brain to completely soak up the humiliation of a 'pre-inspection'.
The 'pre-inspection' that tells you what to clean before they throw it in the dumpster 2 min. after you hand your keys over.
And the same 'pre-inspection' that tells you to plant grass seed under the swing set so the tractors can drive over the baby grass while they cut down the dead tree you have been calling them about for THREE YEARS.
The 'pre-inspection' that all he has to point out are the 3 nails I hadn't gotten to yet and the TWO CRUMBS sitting on top of the stove from the boxes our packers stacked up there when they worked their 1/2 day.
ok. done now.
I know there is this whole group of people out there who are completely in the dark about all the 'benefits' that military members get.
Let me tell ya - it may look good on paper but I wouldn't go so far, or even close, to call them 'benefits' sometimes.
The health care, yes, 100% (even with all the problems we've had I'd still say the military does a darn good job there!),
the moving bennies, the housing bennies.....I don't know about this one.
(does it help that I am exhausted still from this stinky sinus infection and Bronchitis? it's kickin' me.)
THE GIRLS HAVE BEEN AMAZING.