I've been married for 12 years and became an accidental landlord when our starter home didn't sell after my husband joined the Army 6 years ago. Since then we've PCSed 3 times, bought 2 more houses, and survived 1 deployment. My husband and I have 3 kids and a dog and a kitten.
Our first move was the scariest for me. I had never lived outside of my hometown or away from family, and didn't have the budget to travel to our new location ahead of time. I was able to find and get the keys to our rental within 3 days of arriving, all 2 weeks postpartum with my breastfeeding baby in tow!
At the time I thought I had it so hard, but now I realize that's just part of this crazy life we live. This Scout program is genius and I wish it had been around/ I had known about it sooner! I never wanted to try to manage my own property, especially long-distance, but now that seems totally do-able as long as another scout is in the area. I hope to similarly empower other military families.