When my senior officer dropped transfer papers on my desk and said enjoy Texas, one of the first things I said to my wife is to start looking online for apartments in North San Antonio. I love being in the military, but one of the least desirable elements of this life is the necessity of transferring every few years. We've been everywhere from Europe to all across the United States and ever single one of those moves seemed to drop out of thin air. Most of us never get much warning, so moving takes on a frantic pace immediately.
Too, we weren't interested in living on base. We'd done that my first five years in and decided we just weren't going to do it anymore. ...continue reading