So I’ve been going to school to become a mechanic for a couple weeks now, next week will be my third week though we get labor day off just like everybody else. My wife and I are very good at advocating for ourselves and we have managed to get an apartment/duplex thing through the VA. It has a back yard for our dog, who is now a service animal according to the VA, complete with a letter. Which is awesome, because there was no $500 extra charge.
We won’t be able to move into our new place until next week, so we’re staying at a weekly motel in the meantime.
We left Iowa in our new Buick a couple days ago. A lot has changed since I last wrote.
For one thing, I’ve got a job now and together we’ve got a car now. I make pretty good money at my job, for that I am grateful, and otherwise we seem to do alright as well — on July 1st I spent $40 at a casino there in Altoona, IA, and won $392 in about an hour. Which is a damn good wage, I’ll say, not to mention the casino always provides free coffee. So there was that as well.
But now we’re mostly spent of our conventional moneys. I’ll get us a full tank of gas, but we’re going to have to fly a sign today, it seems. And oh well.
Things aren’t always smooth, but they’re wonderful. I love my wife with all my heart, I can say that.