Friday, April 24, 2009

PCSing

Good morning!


Guess what happened today?

7:20
AM

(yes I am dressed, thank goodness!)

A car pulls up and stops in front of the house. This happens occasionally when I accidentally leave the dogs out. Neighbors stop and bring them back inside for me. They don't know I am trying to get them killed off. I just politely thank them for "rescuing" the dogs.

When the car stopped this morning, I opened the front door, expecting to let the dogs in. They weren't outside. Now I wasn't sure what to do. I didn't want to go back in because that would look weird, and I already looked weird for going outside as he pulled up. The man approaches us on the porch.

"Is your husband PCSing this afternoon?" he says. (permanent change of station --moving away)

"Not that I know of." I reply.

pause. Both of us are confused.

"He is already gone."

"Where is he gone?"

"He is deployed."

I have already given this 40ish year old stranger dressed in civilian clothes WAY too much information.

"I have it in my records that you are supposed to vacate housing today."

"Hmmm... I hope not. I haven't heard anything like that."

"Your husband didn't tell you that you are PCSing?"

"No. He didn't. (pause) Where are we supposed to be PCSing to?"

"Elsworth."

"That's in south Dakota right?"

"Yes."

"Nope, I haven't heard anything like that. Where are you from?"

"I'm from housing. The orders are on the virtual MPF" --I don't know what virtual MPF means. "It says that Captain Ellis is supposed to leave today. I didn't know which squadron he is in, so I emailed all the commanders. I haven't heard back from anyone so I thought I should come over here."

"Well, he is not a captain yet. Not for a few more weeks. So maybe you've got the wrong guy. You haven't given our house away yet have you?"

"Maybe he promoted and didn't tell you."

"I doubt it." (did he just say that? Are there really moron husbands out there that 'forget' to tell their wives they have been promoted and are moving to the badlands?)



So. This is the life of a military wife. I'm glad my God is stable. That's the only thing I've got that is consistent. It's been fun here in Abilene. I might need some help packing up today. I'll keep you posted.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wait, yall cant move yet. i have not even seen the house yall are in right now. :)
but if you need help let me know.

Melene said...

No C-130s in Ellsworth. Bad info, wrong house, wrong Ellis family. Thank goodness!

What a crazy Air Force it is sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's where Ty's shot records are??

Mema

beccaellis said...

Wrong Ellis. Ellsworth is where the B-1 guys get sent.

I got a call back saying the socials don't match and it's not us.

Anonymous said...

It's too bad you don't drink....

beccaellis said...

you anonymous people need to sign your name to the end of your posts.... cause if you are making jokes I won't know when to laugh or if you are offering help, I need to know who to call!

Anonymous said...

"wait, yall cant move yet. i have not even seen the house yall are in right now. :) but if you need help let me know."

-christina :)