We are moving to Alabama in June/July to attend a year long training class. There will be many other students in this class all moving at the same time and so the mad dash to get the housing that you want before someone else gets it has already begun. The internet makes house hunting internationally SO much easier, but it is still a challenge to get information to make decisions with when you are on the other side of the international date line. It is even more challenging because my husband has been on a trip to Hawaii for the last week and will turn around and fly back out to Florida two days after arriving home. We've been house hunting via Skype. I love Skype!
Here are the options that we are looking at.
|The walking path|
2. A much cheaper house just off base would let us save money and still be fairly convenient, but is not nearly as safe. It would have the option for Daniel to attend a Math, Science, and Technology focused magnet school, but we wouldn't know if he was accepted till after we moved and Asha would have to attend a separate school.
3. A nicer house in a nicer neighborhood with a creek at the edge of the backyard and a beautiful walking path just behind. It has a good school within a mile and a new YMCA nearby, but the drive to base for my husband each day would be 20 min instead of 5-10, and we would not save any money on rent.
Which one do you think will win out?
*Did I mention option 3 has a private Jacuzzi hot tub out back?