Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Kentucky Home

Yes, you read that right -- Kentucky. And, as suspected, Fort Campbell.

I'm in the business of finding good things about this, so if you have something to add please let me know. So far the only thing I know about it has made my cheap frugal little heart sad: their gym with available childcare not only charges for the childcare, but also requires a membership AND charges extra for showers and lockers ($5 eachish a month).

I've never even heard of such rubbish at a normal gym, much less a military sponsored one. Plus it doesn't look like they have any pools. It's really hard to train for triathlons without swimming.

Since the gym is something I use at least several times a week, this little bit of information makes me s-a-d. So if you have something positive to add to the mix, please add it.

And if anyone can give me any advice about living on or off post (with this gym nonesense I'm leaning towards "off" ... although I DO like using hourly care .... ), do tell.

I'm sure Kentucky is lovely and we'll get along famously (once I find a gym). But I'm just going to go ahead and say it:

Sometimes I forget Kentucky exists. It pretty much ranks right up there with places like "Nebraska," "New Hampshire," and "Wyoming." When was the last time you gave any thought to Nebraska? Exactly.

Bonus is that before we move we will be able to easily drive up there and scout out places to live (unlike when we moved here from Washington). Meanwhile we're still going to be here in Georgia for at least six more months, until Luke finishes Ranger School (and we know how long THAT can take).


  1. This is great news for me. And I hope it becomes good news for you too. But really, I hope Kentucky is as good to you as it has been to me. Clarksville has a Target, which endears my heart to it. It's also 40 minutes from Nashville, which is probably the best city in the world. So many great things about Nashville including an amazing church that I love dearly and many wonderful, wonderful people.

  2. How long are you going to be in KY? I've also emailed Autumn for info. But on a positive note it's probably really cheap to live there and you'll probably get a nice house if you'll be staying long enough to buy. I'm thinking your house might even be big enough for visitors??? Maybe?? :) Anyways, as for when do people think of Nebraska, I have to agree that it doesn't happen often, but yesterday Keith talked about listing Nebraska as one of his top 5 residencies spots. Thank goodness he just found out that he can no longer write that down!