I have had a few people ask me why we made the decision to live on post versus renting off post, also how does it feel to go from owning a nice home to living on post. Now there are those people that like to disconnect themselves from the military life, they feel that it would be all work all the time. Which I understand to an extent, but here is a break down of our reasons:
*We like the security of being on post, yes sometimes there is a false sense of security but being in such a rural area it makes sense.
*We would be living above our BAH (basic allowance for housing), rent here is not extremely high but when you factor in utilities and gas for Kyle to get to post it does not make sense.
*Housing takes our BAH, which goes towards rent, utilities, 24 hour maintenance, lawn care and other amenities.
*We are 7 (yes 7) minutes from Kyle's work, I mean you can't get much better than that. We aren't sure what his schedule will be like so being close to home is beneficial.
*We have lived on post in other places, we have never had a bad experience.
*Now we loved our house in El Paso, owning was a great experience but it was absolutely terrifying and stressful when it came time to sell it. We have no desire to own again until Kyle retires.
*We already feel such a great sense of community with our neighbors, I wasn't sure how it would be off post here.
*We like feeling connected to the military community, we have never felt like it was too much all the time.
Of course everyone has their owns reasons for doing the things they do and these are ours.
Have a great Monday everyone!