Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Practice Run

We have survived 4 year long deployments, so this summer it will be the start of the 5th.  I know Gunner is at JRTC, but I guess someone thinks we need a practice run on preparing for all the things that go wrong during the first few days of deployments.

When Abs got home and gave me her ISS paperwork to let me know about the bite, I called the assistant principal.  She relayed their conversation to me:

Assistant Principal:  Why did you bite so-and-so?
Abs:  She was invading my personal space.
AP:  Why didn't you ask ask her to get her hand off your desk?
Abs:  I did.
AP:  What could you have done instead of biting her?
Abs:  Pushing her would have worked too.
AP:  Not exactly what I had in mind.

We picked up Junior from school, he had a rough day, and was not happy that I did not have pizza to serve him in the car.  He was tired from not napping, and he fell asleep on the way to get Em.  Em stayed after school to attend a play as part of an interest project for Girl Scouts--Oklahoma.

We get home and Abs has a major meltdown.  Take whatever your kid does and multiply it by 100.  It was horrible.  It was awful.  It was miserable.  I dealt with Abs while Em kept an eye on Junior and microwaved him dinner.  Thank goodness for Em.

I get everyone settled into bed, and then I hear all the sirens.  Not one, not two, not even three, but we had our street blocked off and over 15 fire trucks and emergency rescue trucks on our circle.  Why?  Brush fire behind our house.  An acre and a half burned, but the fire guy said we were lucky because the high winds we have had for the last several days were blowing it away from the houses.  It was about 100 yards, and they had it under control and were going to babysit it all night since they had it under control and another fire department was with them.

No worries, they weren't there this morning, because we woke up to two inches of snow and school closed.  It's been snowing all morning.  I hit the doctor for that dreaded exam, and she wants me to do the glucose test tomorrow.  I thought I was done with all of that after I was done having babies.  This would definitely explain a lot of physical problems that I have, and she has me starting a new medication anyway.

So, barring anything else, we are off to a rocky start, but that's how all field problems, TDY's, and deployments start, so I am just getting into practice so I'll be ready to go this summer.

Oh, and I completed Day 1 of P90X, and I totally sucked.  I was going to ride the hill today, but will instead ride the trainer tonight after I get the kids in bed due to the snow.  What usually goes wrong for you the first few days after your Soldier leaves?


Brandi said...

Sorry things are already off to such a rough start ... I hope things get better soon!

Sara said...

I have a friend who's husband just left for JRTC too. He's deploying in July or August from Ft. Carson.

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