Before: The house we own in Alabama by Ft Benning, Ga.
4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2 car garage & a huge fenced backyard.. & fireplace
Stayed here the first 1 year and 7 months of our marriage
Just me & my soldier lived here
The fourplex at JBER, AK: 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathroom, 1 car garage, itty bitty back yard and our plug in fake fireplace
My soldier, me and our soon to be son/daughter will be living here.
The reality of downsizing so much really hit when we had to get rid of so much stuff. I know my husband didn't want to get rid of his bedroom set (from before we were married), and the fact our dining room is also our office. It feels so crowded, and dirty even though it's clean.
With adding baby stuff everywhere I'm scared it's going to be to a tight squeeze.
All the downsizing and adjusting has been chaotic but it seems to be working. Another huge change... hubby is home by 5 or 6. Which means no more microwavable dinners for me, it means I have to cook. Actually, it means braving the kitchen first then cook.
I have made an attempt to cook some decent meals using the cook books and they seem to come out good enough for hubby to eat. Which is a good sign so now one can say I'm not feeding my husband. They might not be gourmet meals, but for the most part it's just us two. And we have tons of leftovers so we usually are set for 2 nights.