What a weekend!! The weather has finally gotten HOT and we were on the go. Life is good!!
Alright, on to the important news. As the readers here know, the man had a meeting about his retirement. We had been waiting for some “news”. Well, we got it!! It’s official, after 20 years, 5 months and 1 day, he will be retired from the U.S. Army!! HooAh The retirement ceremony will be held on 21 November 2008. He’ll still have to “work” about 30 days after that, then he goes on leave. For all non-military, that’s vacation. He’ll have 10 days to set up our new life, then 45 days of leave. Unless there’s a break in his schedule between now and then, it could go up to 60 days. Anyway, in that time, he’ll be job hunting and if he finds the right one, he can start working. He’ll be “free” to start his new life as a civilian. At the end of those 45 (or 60) days, he’ll go in and sign some papers and say good bye to the Army. I’d love to say it’s forever, but unfortunately, they keep their hooks in you for a certain amount of time after. The inactive reserves. Basically, if things get bad, they can call you up at any time and you have to drop whatever new life you’ve created. ARG
Can I just say this is all very exciting and very scary. What a ray of emotions when this is the only life you’ve ever known and you really loved it no matter what anyone else ever said and you believed in what you did.
Well, I think I’ll just leave it at that. Tomorrow is another busy day. The man is on duty today/tonight, so tomorrow will be spent trying to get household chores caught up. Miss K has requested my presence at Field Day tomorrow. It won’t compare to last year, but then again, there was only one last year.