Monday, September 6, 2010

Home on the Range

Well, we have been living in Idaho for two weeks now. I didn't want to blog about being here until I really knew how I felt. My answer far, so good! We arrived on Sunday, August 22nd and on Monday morning we enrolled Dalton into school at Mountain Home Air Base Primary. It is a small school with only three second grade classes. It is not a Department of Defense school, but it is located on the base and operated by the local public school system. He loves it and to put to ease anyone on the MS Gulf Coast's curiosity of his preparedness from Biloxi Public Schools, he is on course, if not a little ahead. We checked into the housing office on that Monday and were given keys to 3 different houses to look over and decide what the best fit would be. We chose a wonderful house in the SNCO area of the base. It is a 3 bedroom/2.5 bath house with a 2 car garage. It is supposedly about 2400 sq ft. It doesn't have a fence, which would ordinarily be a deal breaker, but the house was too great to pass up. We installed an invisible fence for Maggie which she seems to have adjusted to within the first 5 days. While in the housing office accepting the house, I received a call from the transport driver carrying our household goods. He would be in the area on Tuesday and wanted to know if we had an address or if he was to bring the stuff to temporary storage. So, we accepted delivery of our household goods less than 48 hours of arriving at Mountain Home. Strangely, this place already feels like home. I will be the first to admit that it is a SMALL town. In fact, the small town is about a 10 minute drive from the base. The people all seem very nice. It is a working class kind of area. We have been to Boise twice in the two weeks. Boise is only about 45 minutes away and has everything that we really need. Plus, I lived overseas and in post-Katrina Biloxi, so I am pretty good with internet shopping. That probably scares Chris alot. I grew up in a small town, so I am readjusting to this lifestyle. Everything is really slow. People are not in a rush to do anything. It is so peaceful here. Even the noisiest time of day is not as noisy as the quietest time in Biloxi. We can sit out in our backyard and watch the kids play on the playground, look out at the mountains in the distance or see every star and constellation in the sky. It is so surreal and I have felt my stress level be cut in half. I don't know how long we will be at our little house in the desert, but I plan on enjoying it while I am here. We haven't had the time or opportunity to do much exploring yet, but we are almost completely unpacked and settled, so we will soon start exploring what Idaho has to offer. I look forward to sharing all of the beauty of this part of the country with all of you.

1 comment:

  1. I am so envious of you getting to live in and experience a place that is so different from what you're used to. Enjoy it and keep us updated! PS - check out a column on by Donna Bush, she is a Healthy Families writer for the Boise area.