Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our New Post and Home Illesheim Germany

Hope that y'all enjoy some photos of our post and a few shots of our new home prior to our hhg taken over the place..once we are all up and decorated I will add more photos :D 

This is our super play ground your children will love it


Living room


My new community...It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood

Hey y'all it's been awhile so I thought I would share how I have been feeling lately. I have been calling our new Post Illesheim Germany home now for almost 3 months and I love it here Mr. Roger's had the right Idea...
It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor, Would you be mine? Could you be mine? It's a neighborly day in this beautywood,  A neighborly day for a beauty, Would you be mine? Could you be mine? I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you, I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.
So let's make the most of this beautiful day, Since we're together, we might as well say, Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor? Won't you please, Won't you please, Please won't you be my neighbor?
When I first got here I was disappointed by my lack of neighbors the lack community.  I moved into a practically empty stairwell apartment on a ghost town post thanks to returning soldiers coming back from deployment and new families PCS-ing in our stairwell is finally full. Now some people might think that an empty stairwell is great no noise, no neighbors to worry about disturbing, no kids running over head well I can honestly say that I was uber excited the minute I heard pitter patter little feet wearing a path on the floor above me...even as my husband looks up at the ceiling and says "that is going to get old real fast"  I laugh and say "now I know what the neighbors below us hear".
Having neighbors is great it's nice knowing someone else is a stone toss away, that the kids all travel to school in a pack, that we all look out for each other,  rides to work or the store for families without a car, a baby shower for a soldier getting ready to bring a new baby into the world, watching someones kids so they can get away for a much needed adult only date night  and early morning visits from the nice new soldier whose wife and children just arrived and he needs milk because he didn't know that our commissary is closed on Wednesdays.
In this Army life it is up to each of us to create the neighborhood community we want to live in I am choosing to have a good experience and enjoy my new community. If things in your neighborhood are not good work on fixing them there are probably other families who feel the same way as you. When we first arrived here the basement in our building was disgusting after the Army sent in soldiers to remove large oversize items we were left with the filth and small trash to take care of.  The building coordinator  called a meeting and we all had to go clean up the trash from previous tenants it was dirty and not fun but we worked together and got it done. We have a beautiful Super Playground that some kids like to use as a big trash can including shattering glass beer bottles it's alot cleaner now but it takes a community effort to make sure it stays that way.
At some point we all are the new family on post think about what would of helped you out or what you would of liked someone to do for you and pay it forward to the next new family that comes to your neighborhood, community or your soldiers company there is nothing better then a warm welcome to a new place to make you feel at home. Keep your community clean and welcoming be a good neighbor..