I was just talking about the 1975 Chevy Impala aka "The Death Gopher" with Eric. I didn't reconnect the muffler until I realized I was going deaf on the way to school! It was pretty cool when I could set off car alarms at idle, though!
I can't believe you remembered the real estate sign, though! I had a good chuckle when you reminded me!
I find my own housing, though the Army does assist (such as paying for hotel costs while searching for housing).
First as with any federal gov't engineering position, starting pay sucks. Though we'll get to the GS12 pay rate pretty quickly.
Starting the week of 13 January, get get approx 4% raise across the board (thank you Bush). They force you to do continued education (40 hours a year). The tax payers are paying for my Masters in Armament Engineering.