Name: Laura
Spouses name (or brother, sister etc): Dennis
Which branch: (airforce or army or something else?) Army
Are you in colorado now? yes
When is your birthday? March 1986
Age? 23
 We are getting ready to start our first deployment.  His first and our first as a couple.  Nerve racking!
Leslie, mama

Post housing

My family will be PCSing there in a month and we just got our address. We'll be living in Chactaw village. Any information about this neighorhood? Does it flood real bad in the winter? Is it a nice area for kids? Any problems with the houses (like ants, bugs, etc.)? Any information would be helpful.


Could you all give some suggestions on decent apt complexes/townhomes/duplexes/condos/whatever? Relatively (w/in 10-15 min drive) close to either the post or UCCS? I'd like to keep it under $750/mo (including pet rent), downstairs, available the last two weeks of June, accepts two small-breed dogs (18 lbs. and 5 lbs.), at least 1bed with study/home office or 2 small bedrooms are fine.

I've looked here: But the major drawback is that the only units available ATM are 2nd or 3rd floor

And here:

But I've read some bad (and good.. but you know how those things are skewed) things about these two places on and I've checked for a general idea of a decent neighborhood- but it's all about the same on there. And I've signed up at Apartments, Etc on Academy.. but they don't seem to be working quick enough, lol.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

x-posted in co_springs
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Just wanted to say bye...

Left Carson in December and am hanging out with the relatives in TN until husband comes home in June. Then, we're off to Germany for 3 yrs. Don't guess I'll have much Ft Carson stuff to talk about...

Best of luck to all of you!

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This is a very nice page. I had a question. Maybe someone can give me some input. We will be transferring to fort carson and i was wondering about an apt i found. Its called Cheyenne Crossing. In colorado springs. Is colorado springs a reasonable distance to the base?

Apt search.

Can someone recommend some affordable (<$550/mo and at least 670 sq. ft. and accepts small dogs) apartments in the area? I've been looking around online, but it always helps to ask about some firsthand experiences at these places. J, the hubby, is already there, but I'm still stuck here in AR because of various issues, lol. Anyway, he looked at Eagleview, Berkshire and Village East today. How is Eagleview? He said it was decent and nicer on the inside than he imagined it would be, but I'm still a bit skeptical.

Any help is appreciated :)

We have a BIG issue come up today....

I think I am insane. I got a call from Steven today! <3 And it was a great call. Except that he said he "for reals" wants to get married. I am sure I should trust him, but there is this really loud voice in the back of my head that says it's just for the money. Which may sound insane, but we broke up when he deployed because he didn't feel like I should be held back when was gone. And we didn't think we were really serious enough to stay together. But I still feel like we are together and so does he and today he told me I love you for the first time since we "broke up". But I mean he can't be serious about getting married when we aren't even techinically dating right now.... But I really really really love the idea. He was saying we should just get married legally while he's on R&R but then have the family wedding when he gets back from deployment. But I can't get married without my family. No one! 'Cause I'd be in FL, and I literally no none there except for him. I don't want it to be like that, I wouldn't even have friends there.... Am I way over-reacting? I mean he has joked and joked in the past about getting a contract marriage, and I always thought he was messing with me, because he knows I react so big to the whole idea, 'cause I take marriage seriously. But today he said he honestly wanted to get married. But how do I know he's just not wanting the money of marriage. Oh I hate this, I do know he loves me, even if he just finally said it again today, but marriage? I know this is my own issue to consider, but what do you guys think? Am I being insane? I wish I didn't doubt this. I wish I knew it was absolutely for reals, and it's probably just my own issues making me doubt it. Ok, I have babbled on long enough, but please let me know what you think.... Am I over-reacting to getting legally married on R&R and a real marriage after deployment? OK.... Thanks guys... <3


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So I have a question for all the folks here, it seems kinda silly, but I am sending a tie-knot fleece blanket that I am going to make to Steven, and I was wondering what his bedding is. Is it desert camo? Regular? Or nothing of the like? The fleece I am going to buy is regular colored camo on one piece, and a camel/beige colored other piece.... Am I crazy for worrying about stuff like that? I know some of my girlfriends have sent their husbands wild colored or bizarre printed blankets but I really think this is something Steven would like more.... Anyways, if anyone knows let me know, I would really really appreciate it.

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I got to talk to Steven on the phone today, it was the longest convo we've had since he left, he called at 9:18am and we talkted till basically 10am. I am SO happy! I may go see him on leave, I feel even stronger about it now, cause when I mentioned it to him he seemed to really really like the idea, . He def. wasn't so distant talking this time, his letters and this phone call have been so much more what he was like before he left.... Ok well I gotta jet, but thanks for listening. Ok, thanks guys!!!! <3

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Woo! I got my second real letter from Steven, it arrived yesterday... But I was so busy with the Halloween goings-ons that I didn't check the mail till today. But it is so good to get the letter, especially considering yesterday I was so down. I missed TWO of his attempts to call. the first time I missed his call I wasn't terribly upset because I missed it for a valid reason, I was in a job interview, but the second time he called was sometime between my walk outta the office to my jeep, and that one got to me, cause the only reason I missed it was because I hadn't turned my ringer on. And I just hadn't heard fro him in so long, and the voicemail he left was so sad, I cried all the way home, praying that he would call just one more time.... But I feel better today since I got a letter, and I got a long e-mail off to him last night.... Anyways, on to the letter....
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And he had drawn a cute lil' pumpkin on the back. <3 I really want to see him on leave, but obviously he's going to go to FL where all his family is. And I am going to be working and going to school during his leave, but I am thinking if I plan ahead enough and can maybe find cheap enough tickets, I'd fly down there for a long weekend, take a Friday & Monday off and see him. Does anyone know any way to possibly find cheaper tickets, or any ways to pull strings, or heart strings to find flights? Anyways, I have rattled on enough, I will let you guys go on with your lives.... Thanks you reading guys. <3

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