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Moving on with life…living for yourself!

I am working hard to make a difference in my life. After losing so many things that I thought were important I forgot about what is really important along the way – never get so caught up in other people that you forget yourself and those closest to you! Always remember those who you have lost and respect their memory, but keep working to make a positive change in your life…it is the best way to honor their memory and your family’s principles.

No one can determine who you are but you…

 

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Our PCS Trip to Germany from Turkey (Part 1)

So this is a little out of order but this was the BEST 10 day trip I have ever had with my family.

My mother received orders to Sembach AB, Germany.  We were stationed at Incirlik AB, Turkey (near Adana) at the time.  Going through the packing process was “INTERESTING” the funniest thing that happened was one of the packers, a Turkish national, packed his lunch (a kabob) into one of our boxes by mistake – this was after about 5 hours of packing – so MANY boxes had to be re-opened in order to determine exactly “where the kabob was” – almost like some sort of sick “hide the kabob” game…

It is funny now but my mom was absolutely annoyed… can you imagine what kind of science experiment that kabab would have turned into during the move of our household goods!?  Ewwwww gross is all I can say… science project x 10!

Other than issues with the ‘bayonami’*that may not be spelled correctly (customs) check that happened during our packing we had an otherwise uneventful pack-up of the house.

The quirky thing about being stationed in Turkey was that everything that was electronic or a potential black market item you brought with you (stereo, tv, etc) must leave with you whether it was working or not… yes this did affect my mom’s shipping weight limit because we did have a couple things we had to take with us that were broken but we had to keep and take when we left the country.  Due to the irregularity of the voltage some things got ‘fried’ even though we were in base housing where there was a 110v outlet… on the ‘economy’ the voltage was 220v…