No, I am not talking about the WoW achievement. We have been in Georgia now for about 2 weeks. We made the trip from Washington in roughly three days. And not D.C, Washington State. Why the rush? Because if it could go wrong it DID go wrong. Let’s start with the Army.
Orders. We couldn’t start the moving process without Orders. He returned hom on June 3rd from Drill Sgt School. He SHOULD have had his official orders in hand by the 17th of June. Yes, he had orders prior, but he needed to post graduation orders. The first set are contingent upon graduation, the officially official orders are cut when that happens. He got the run around for a full month finally getting his orders sometime late in the first week of July. Mind you our report date here in Georgia was July 17.
With orders in hand the process began. And it went well right up until we got movers scheduled. That didn’t happen until July 8. We figured it would still be ok, we don’t have a lot of stuff, having cleared out tuff we no longer needed or wanted prior to this. The company guy shows up Thursday the 7th and informs us it will take until the 10th. The day we planned to depart. He also informed us that they wouldn’t be working over the weekend so as not to disturb us. Shut the front door I call bullshit! They weren’t going to work the weekend because they don’t work weekends. Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining buddy, even in Washington I know the difference. We also had a motel room set up. Anyhow, they said they’d start Friday. They dropped off ONE worker to pack. ONE!! We had already gone through and packed most of the house into Rubbermaid totes. It still took her all day and she never finished. In fact, this wonderful moving company didn’t finish until I think the 12th. Which meant he didn’t sign out until the 13th. Oh no wait! Someone in the Army screwed up again and forgot to sign a paper, so make that the 14th.
@N04/5959960376/">So, We drove 3,000 miles in 3 days. We stopped long enough to sleep a few hours in Montana, South Dakota, and Missouri. We drove through Washington, Idaho, Montana (gorgeous!), South Dakota, ended up in Minnesota by accident, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and finally made it to Georgia. Along the way we saw the awful flooding in Iowa and Missouri. Entired farm fields under water. In fact we had to go the long way around as a large part of I-29 was closed due to the water.
The picture to the left shows how close it was to the interstate when we drove through, taken through my window so the quality isn’t my usual. In fact that goes for all my shots since we were in a rush.
I can’t even put into words how it felt to see the flooding. I didn’t know about it, because we seldom watch the news. It put things in perspective though. For 4 years I complained about all the rain in Washington, that’s nothing compared to this.
So we’re here, in a motel. The weather is gorgeous, the heat feels great, and I’ll have more pictures later. I’m thinking it’s about time to visit the pool. Well, when hubby gets back from post anyhow.