This is the first time that we have really PCSed (moved) with the military. So we are learning A LOT. Typically by the time we get information it’s too late. Everything is getting pushed back and back again. Italy is one of only three countries that requires not only an official government passport (for all of us) but also a visa. The amount of time that it takes to process those two things alone could put us into April by the time they are ready…and we’re supposed to be there March 10th. And then there is the paperwork. So much paperwork. The military is famous for it. Nick had to fill out a leave form the other day and it was six pages long…to get a day or two off!
So long story short, I’m ready to just be there. All this “getting there” stuff is not fun. Everyone always asks if I’m excited…I think I am, but it’s so hard to tell when I’m buried in papers and appointments that I don’t even understand….