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Me & My Big PCS: XIX {clean the fridge}

CONTRIBUTED BY JOE NOVARIO This is Joe. Meredith is not available this evening due to PCS stress or something or another. I didn’t really pay attention...

Me & My Big PCS: XVIII {itinerary}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO Our remaining 18 days are meticulously mapped out because I would much rather doodle important events onto a calendar than make...

Me & My Big PCS: XVII {organizing the stuff}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO On Sunday I went to the commissary without my kids, a list or food in my belly. It was as close...

Me & My Big PCS: XVI {raised voices}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO It turns out that I scream at my kids. I didn't expect to be a growling, screeching banshee. This all comes...

Me & My Big PCS: XV {ideal}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO I thought I had been invited to watch a Japanese tea ceremony at Henry's daycare. That's what I concluded after stringing...

Me & My Big PCS: XIV {finding a home}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO My house is quiet. And quiet is better than chocolate these days. The last thing Eli said to me before collapsing...

Me & My Big PCS: XIII {dozo box}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO A couple episodes ago Sara suggested a Dozo Box as a way to get rid of big trash when you live...

Moving the Tween-ager

CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY MITCHELL I got a little glimpse into the future this weekend. We hosted a dinner party with an extra 4-year old, 5-year...

Me & My Big PCS: XII {recycle your car}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO Three things this post WAS going to be about until exhaustion punched me in the ear. Our last deployment has begun and...

Me & My Big PCS: XI {people-watching}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO Yesterday morning before Joe and I headed off to the Smooth Move Workshop, we dropped the boys off into the hands...

Getting My Dog Off Oki Before The Heat Restrictions Set In

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH Dear You who solves all of my problems with tender words and soft shoulders, This is Rick Maltsby P.I. Our very own Privates...

Cars, etc…

CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO I had spent some time writing a post on purchasing a car, not realizing that there were already posts AND discussions about...

Me & My Big PCS: X {orders}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO When I don't get enough sleep because the stray dogs outside my window are having a turf war or I discover...

Me & My Big PCS: IX {possibility}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO It turns out we will be leaving Okinawa. We won't be able to go AND stay after all. There is still...

Lemon Lot

The whole car experience here in Okinawa for me was like teenage deja vu.  Oh! the feeling of freedom and independence of buying that...

Me & My Big PCS: VIII {coming or going?}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO I killed a cat in Hawaii. Not with my own hands per se. He was slumbering peacefully under a parked car...

Me & My Big PCS: VII {limbo}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO At five o'clock this morning my father called and woke us up. Typically and unfortunately, that's when the boys usually get...

Me & My Big PCS: VI {choices, choices}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO I became a smoker in someone's eighteen-wheeler. There isn't much else to do when you hitchhike. You might as well smoke....

Moving AND Pregnant

CONTRIBUTED BY LAN When I was about 36 weeks pregnant w/my chunky monkey , my nesting instinct kicked in and I wanted desperately to...

Me & My Big PCS: V {smooth moves}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO I'm in a gnarly and predictable tug-of-war match over here. On one side is my life in Okinawa. On the other...

Me & My Big PCS: IV {pcs dreams}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO Behold Day 1. And Day 2. And also Day 3. Yoshikei delivered a meal for the first time this evening. Clockwise starting at twelve...

Me & My Big PCS: III {considering options}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO  Most of the time I feel comfortable. I know my way around the island a bit. I have friends. My home...

Me & My Big PCS: II {misc worries}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO Eli, my oldest boy, turns three this week which is odd because I'm pretty sure I just had him a couple...

Me & My Big PCS: I {waiting}

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO On February 1st of last year, I wrote the first Okinawa hai! post. In just shy of a year we have...

Professional Moving Companies?

CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA MIDDLETON Most of us have had to do this at least once in our time as military families--move out of one house...

How Do The Unaccompanied Spouses Make Room For Family?

Do you know? My husband is getting his orders soon and we already know that they will be to Torii Station. He has heard that...

How Do I Get My Dog or Cat or Ferret or...

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO Of course you want to bring your pet with you to Okinawa. YOU LOVE YOUR PET! Yes, the process can be...

Should You Bring The Kitchen Sink?

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO Sorry about the title. I had to. Sue asked what to bring for the kitchen. I couldn't pass it up. You...

PCS Season in Okinawa

originally uploaded by okinawa hai. CONTRIBUTED BY LUCIA Although we no longer live in Okinawa, the rhythmic tempo of PCS season remains with me. I remember...

Options For Your Car Flying Out of Naha Airport

CONTRIBUTED BY CHUN We recently went on a trip to Taiwan and parked at Naha Airport.   The airport is south on 58 for about 40-50...