Packout: Afghanistan Edition

Fourteen boxes and 1,163 pounds later, we are packed and ready to leave Kabul. Getting organized for this packout was not as complex as previous ones, since we basically only have one shipment (HHE) going from Kabul to Amman. (Plus our four suitcases which we’ll live out of during these last few days in Kabul,Continue reading “Packout: Afghanistan Edition”

Packout Prep: Afghanistan Edition

We had our pre-packout survey last week, meaning we are one step closer to PCS-ing (Permanent Change of Station) out of this place. The pre-packout survey consisted of the movers coming to our apartment and looking at our stuff in order to estimate our total weight and how many boxes they’ll need.

My First Stitch Fix

I’ve been intrigued by the idea of Stitch Fix — an online shopping service through which “personal stylists” hand-pick specific items for customers — for a while. I finally pulled the trigger and received my first Fix in the mail.Now that I’m going to be working in a professional, non-conflict zone environment, my wardrobe could use a little refreshing.Continue reading “My First Stitch Fix”

Thinking About Jordan

I haven’t written much about Jordan, other than that we’re moving there. I mentioned I applied for some jobs. I also wrote about trying to learn Arabic.The truth is: I haven’t had much to update since Kail got his assignment after bidding within our first two weeks of arriving to Kabul. We were glad to get ourContinue reading “Thinking About Jordan”

Advice for Future Foreign Service Spouses

One positive thing that has come from my blog (other than meeting friends on the internet) has been the occasional opportunity to help future Eligible Family Members (EFMs) and Members of Household (MOHs) — in other words, future Foreign Service spouses/significant others who are contemplating or have made the decision to pack up and move around theContinue reading “Advice for Future Foreign Service Spouses”

Spanish Friday: El Aniversario de Mi Blog

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Empecé mi blog hace tres años. Cada año me ha traído muchos cambios y nuevas experiencias en mi vida. Este año pasado era lo mismo. Kail y yo salimos de El Salvador. Llegamos a Afganistán. Empecé un nuevo trabajo. Recibimos nuestro próximo país de destino: Amman, Jordania. ViajamosContinue reading “Spanish Friday: El Aniversario de Mi Blog”