That brings me back to R. Riveter, their model for business and the premise is GENIUS! They solve several issues for a military spouse. They allow you to use a skill set to make a certain part of the bag; if you can sew you can do that part, if you can put the fixtures together you can do that part, and etc.
I collected most of the journey with the associated pictures and posted them here for you to see in one space. This is a long post scan or read through your choice.
We bought our first house without needing to put anything on credit cards (new carpet, painters to paint the whole interior, and landscaping that was extensive) I barely even broke into savings.
I will admit straight away that the idea of looking for a house, buying a house, moving, and owning and taking care of my own property felt daunting, to say the least. So when I agreed to look with my husband I made a deal with him, thus setting forth a powerful intention and a huge prayer of manifestation into the Universe.