"aww that still sounds like a pretty good day though even though the hubs was out in the field that part is not fun. and i don't live on post but i am about 10 min away. i live on the edge of watertown. but i come onto post…"
"That is a fantastic idea!!! i love those blankets i have a couple myself. If you guys ever need help let me know!!! and i'm really sorry too i haven't been on. i have been really busy dealing with stuff…"
"Hey Vanya!!! Yes please I would love to meet and have some coffee or do whatever!!! Either in Sackets or on post, I have never been there and would love see it some time. I hear it is pretty nice up there!! Good call living…"
"I live in Watertown. We went through a rental company called Nancy D Storino. We have a place through them that we rented. Haven't really had many problems and it's about 10-15min from post not including the long lines to…"
"Hey Megan, I was just going to see what kind of things you like to do for fun. I know maybe two people up here and find it extremely difficult to meet new people. If you ever want to get together and hang out let me know. I am free…"
"Sorry it took forever for me to respond, but I am originally from NY so I know a lot of the area up here. As far as being married my husband and I got married July '10 so I know what you mean about being new to the army. Honestly I dont do a…"
"I don't know any wives or really anyone at all from around here. I am originally from Iowa and my husband and i just got married this last june so i am very new to the army and this area. How long have you guys been up here??…"
"Im good and its finally great to meet someone on here that is in Ft Drum with me... I dont really talk to a lot of wives up here, I have found that talking to some in the same company of my husbands can sometimes be bad lol...How do you like…"
Sorry it took forever for me to respond, but I am originally from NY so I know a lot of the area up here. As far as being married my husband and I got married July '10 so I know what you mean about being new to the army. Honestly I dont do a lot around here, their isnt much in the winter time for me to do with my little girl, unless its driving two hours to go see family. Summer time there is a lot to do around here, and sometimes a nice little drive to Six Flags Darien Lake is a lot of fun. For jobs, there isnt any lol. Not even on post really. Have you tried at the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown?
Im good and its finally great to meet someone on here that is in Ft Drum with me... I dont really talk to a lot of wives up here, I have found that talking to some in the same company of my husbands can sometimes be bad lol...How do you like NY...Weather has been awesome so far, Im originally from NY
if you want to explore more resources for spouses and you have Facebook, check Army Wives Network, Blue Star Families, Army Wife 101, Her War Her Voice. You can find them all in Internet too, it's just more comfortable in FB.
Blue Star Family Fort Drum Chapter was looking volunteers for an event last week, but you still can get in touch with them:
Brand new wives often fall through the cracks because they don't know where to find resources. Check those pages. FRG should start giving you guys some pre-deployment info. If you don't hear from them very soon, let your husband ask the unit. The FRG might not know that you exist (happened to me once before)
My husband is infantry and already 10 years in the army. Your hubbie will stay mostly behind the wire, but still the deployment won't be easy time for you. My husband once was in the Republic of Georgia for 10 months and it wasn't a combat zone. Yet, the separation sucks and it's not like he's for a year in California :)
How did you find the realtor in Watertown. How long it took you to find a place? Any hints, haha?
OK, if you don't find cool people to hang out with in Watertown, when we PCS in December we can drink coffee downtown :)
Thanks for the quick answer. I've never lived on the post, always off post. But I heard that you can't find a decent apartment for rent in Watertown. So it might be the case that for the first time in my almost 3 1/2 years as an Army spouse we'll live on the post....
Are you living off/on post? We don't have children yet, so I would rather prefer to live in the town, walk to the park, to the coffee shop etc. ;)
My in-laws are from UpState NY, so I am kind of prepared for the winter....
It's called "These Boots: A spouse’s guide to stepping up and standing tall during deployment" and you can get it for free from Military One Source. I think it's very helpful.
The best advise is to find friends, as many as you can, to help you during the deployment. I know it sounds almost impossible when you're brand new at the duty station... I found friends through my yoga studio, community events, my husband's unit. My best advise is not to judge people too fast. It's never going to be like in your hometown but you still can find some decent people. Yep, I've learned it in a hard way after spending many lonely days ;)
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