Finally, we are in Alabama.
Dear hubby accepted a job as a Tactical Officer at a military academy here Alabama. He started last month. Matthew and I stayed in Florida with my inlaws since our stuffs have not arrive yet. They are still not here but we have decided that the labor day weekend was the best time to drive from Florida to Alabama. Anyway, it won’t be too long of a wait anymore.
Thanks to my in-laws for taking me and Matthew here in Alabama. Thanks also for accomodating us in Florida as we make our transition for our new life here in the United States. They have been really great! They have certainly made our transition easier.
We’ve been here in Alabama for almost a week now with only a borrowed 13-inch tv and a worn-out couch and an air mattress to sleep on at night. Our stuffs are coming hopefully very soon. While dear hubby is busy running around the campus, I keep busy by preventing Matthew to go up and down the steep stairs- we have two. From the main floor, one goes up the bedroom and the other goes down to the garage. Our first days here, my legs and back hurt so much.
Our apartment is small but adequate for our needs, except another room would have been useful. The best part, I think, about living here is that, aside from the fresh country air and basic utilities being free – water, electricity, phone, cable and rent, school employees and families are allowed to eat FREE at the cafeteria for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I told hubby not to expect me to cook anymore. He’s okey with that since he really likes the food at the cafeteria. Our sweet home here in Alabama will definitely extend to the cafeteria, and will include a few people who also live in the school campus.
With our stuffs not here yet, the computer included, I am left to do the laundry for my amusement. The highlights of our days are the stroll to the cafeteria and around the campus and the warm greetings from staffs and teachers and students included. The highlight of the week so far is the football game played today by the students against another private school in the area. But we really didn’t stay long to watch the game. Matthew didn’t want to sit and just watch. He dragged me along the side of the field. He wanted to join in the game, which I couldn’t let happen. So we went home.
Some might consider that our situation is out of the ordinary. Well, I think so too. We are still settling in but already, we are liking Alabama. Hubby works long hours including weekends. I wish hubby has more free time but he comes and goes around the apartment a lot, and we can see him almost anytime we want to. That’s good enought for me right now.
I am blogging through hubby’s laptop which he uses for work so I can only use it when he is not using it. I can’t wait ’til our stuffs get here. I want to get back to my blogging schedule, so I can visit and comment on more blogs.