Yesterday was our first full day at Ft. Stewart and I don't have very much to say about it as of yet. We signed for our housing. I did my pre admission paperwork for labor and delivery and tried to get an OB appt. Still waiting for a call back from OB.
My concerns are clear and understandable. Our apartment is substandard and I'm not sure the Army is aware of the conditions of the housing on this installation. Well I only hope they aren't aware of how bad the housing is because if they are aware then I'd be mighty upset. I realize that they "sold" all the housing to a company that is supposed to maintain it properly but it is quite evident that they feel as though a new coat of pain will cover anything.
I am going to have to put in quite a few work orders to have our apartment livable. Yes I did consider living off post. However, living off post would mean an increase in our fuel budget and dealing with a landlord that might not give a crap about fixing things. I had contacted a few rentals before I left JBLM but none got back to me.
Our new neighbors so far seem to be nice. They filled us in on the fact that the previous tenant left for a bit and their unit, now my unit, became flooded. Well that would explain the smell. Most of the surfaces including the two sink vanities but not the cabinets are coated in a texture where it looks like they are trying to hide damage.
The second bedroom closet is bigger than the master bedroom closet. The master bedroom closet area, a five foot accordion door closet, would be much bigger if some idiot hadn't decided to put in a second door to the only bathroom and a second vanity. Wishing I could rip out the vanity, close off the door access to the bath and put up some tension rods to hang clothes.
Our new place is 1017 sq. ft. Much smaller than my 1500 sq. ft. house I was just living in earlier this month. We will be able to fit all our things in the house but I'm not sure about about the storage area for J's gear. He has so much stuff and it is going to be tight without a garage or shed and a shed isn't allowed on the premises.
My neighbors also told me that Winn Medical clinic/hospital doesn't take care of complicate OB. Great. Looks like I'll be driving an hour each way to Savannah for my appointments. Why can't they tell you this before you move? I think I would have opted to stay at JBLM and have J extend for 6 more months. I will try hard to make the best of this new duty station and hope it works well for J's career.