The plane ride(s) went way better than I expected. We got up at 0430 on Monday morning and got ready to head to the airport. We made it to our gate an hour before our flight was to take off, which was a good thing because they boarded the plane early. About 30 minutes before, I took an entire Dramamine. Oops. I say "oops" because I am very easily medicated. Very. One Benadryl takes me out of commission. Seriously. Apparently, I forgot this. About 10 minutes after we'd gotten on the plane, I started to feel really woozy. Then I remembered I should have taken 1/2 of the pill. Needless to say I snoozed through the whole first flight. =)
The 10 hr flight from Atlanta to Honolulu was long. 10 hours is a really long time to be on a plane. In fact, I don't think I've recovered yet. I still kind of feel like I'm on a plane. I think it's an inner ear issue, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I made it through the whole flight without getting the least bit nauseous. =D This is a very big deal. I always feel some sort of nausea when I fly. I think the fact that the plane we were on was, uh, huge made a big difference though. I watched 3 movies which definitely helped pass the time. I tried to sleep, but I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep for more than 30 minutes.
I really should have tried to sleep longer on the plane. Not sleeping was a really bad idea. Yesterday was probably the longest. day. ever. Getting up at 0430 eastern time and staying up until 0200 eastern time (2000 Hawaii time) absolutely sucked!!! And then Joe and I both woke up at 0530 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep. We laid in bed until 0630 and then finished the rest of last night's movie. Then we grabbed breakfast and got ready for the day. It was kinda funny. =) Especially since I never get up that early on my own. Ever.
Joe had some Army stuff to do today so I spent most of my day here in the hotel room. It wasn't all bad. I gotta say, the Army is totally taking care of us. We have a really nice room complete with a flat screen tv, dvd player, mini fridge, microwave, and cabinet space in the "kitchenette". It's a lot cleaner than the hotel we stayed in at Charleston and we had to pay for that one. Grrrr. We went to the housing office today and were told that we could have a place [on post] by the 13th. This is assuming that the house isn't a dump. We have the option to turn it down if we don't like it. And, of course, there's always the option of living off post. Right now, we're going to wait to view the house when it's available and then we'll weigh our options. I have a feeling we're going to go with on post because it's going to be wayyyy cheaper.
After housing [and getting shuttled to and from it], we went to the commissary. Thank the Lord it's a 5 minute walk back to the hotel!!!! I'd thought that it was at least a 1/2 mile away from were we are and I was really worried about walking back with groceries. But, we got enough for probably 2 weeks and were able to walk it all back to our room. I think I'm going to be doing a lot of walking while we're waiting for a house...and our car. I can't believe it could be a month!!!!
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