After watching Eagle Eye (random, I know), I made a small comment about always having wanted to join the United States Air Force. And my wife was instantly on board.
I didn’t even realize it was a real option.
I just thought wives didn’t let their husbands join the military. I thought my chances were shot when I married at such a young age. Communication is the key here. If I had only said something earlier…
I went to the recruiter’s office, and he informed me that we had to pay off all our consumer debt, and either sell our house, or turn it into rental property. We chose the second option.
The recruiter also told me I had to lose 50 pounds.
50 pounds and $24k in debt. No big deal, right?