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So, after talking once again with the daughter, I'm flying into San Diego next month and we're driving back from there.

This should be fun, I've never been that far south and west (been to Oregon) and we'll stop and see the Grand Canyon and Four Corners and whatever else we come across as we drive approx.1900 miles. But I think she's relieved not to be driving by herself (I know I'm relieved about it!) and besides, who knows if I'll ever get to do something like this again.

It'll take about 3 days with stops and since I already have all the time off, I'm sort of excited! 'Course it also burns all of the rest of my vacation but... oh well.

Now I'm just impatient for Aug to get here!
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So, after talking once again with the daughter, I'm flying into San Diego next month and we're driving back from there.

This should be fun, I've never been that far south and west (been to Oregon) and we'll stop and see the Grand Canyon and Four Corners and whatever else we come across as we drive approx.1900 miles. But I think she's relieved not to be driving by herself (I know I'm relieved about it!) and besides, who knows if I'll ever get to do something like this again.

It'll take about 3 days with stops and since I already have all the time off, I'm sort of excited! 'Course it also burns all of the rest of my vacation but... oh well.

Now I'm just impatient for Aug to get here!

And So...

Jun. 11th, 2011 06:05 pm
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The boy is getting all his stuff around and took his big boxes to town to store at a friend's house (I got to vacuum my middle room! yeeha!) and then he goes back to Iraq. And in a month, he's divorced. Bleh. At least the ex is being nice. 'Course, she should be, he bought her a new tv since the old one was giving up the ghost. And he gets the daughter (on paper) more than the first draft had him. I told him this was just the black and white part of this, he and Wendi could and should decide the particulars.

Now if the daughter would get online so I could see what is going on with her...

And So...

Jun. 11th, 2011 06:05 pm
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The boy is getting all his stuff around and took his big boxes to town to store at a friend's house (I got to vacuum my middle room! yeeha!) and then he goes back to Iraq. And in a month, he's divorced. Bleh. At least the ex is being nice. 'Course, she should be, he bought her a new tv since the old one was giving up the ghost. And he gets the daughter (on paper) more than the first draft had him. I told him this was just the black and white part of this, he and Wendi could and should decide the particulars.

Now if the daughter would get online so I could see what is going on with her...
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The daughter is finally in country!

She's only been working on getting back for like the last week, but this morning she called from Maine. She'll be back in CA sometime this afternoon and said she would call when she was checked in. She will come home in March (along with Tim) for leave. Only 14 days, but better than nothing.

Now, if the weather (and work) would just cooperate...
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The daughter is finally in country!

She's only been working on getting back for like the last week, but this morning she called from Maine. She'll be back in CA sometime this afternoon and said she would call when she was checked in. She will come home in March (along with Tim) for leave. Only 14 days, but better than nothing.

Now, if the weather (and work) would just cooperate...
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Maybe I'm going to work tomorrow.

Tom's been outside, he can get the tractor out the west side of the door of the machine shed, the problem will be all the drifts and the drive which seems to be one big drift. We had around 18 inches of snow, and most of that is in big drifts with ground showing in between them.

Oh dear.

And it's our anniversary. I made roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and veg. And biscuits. For lunch. Because I knew that there was no way we were getting out today to go anywhere.

The boy is currently in Kuwait. He says that they brought the rain from WA with them. So it's cold, windy (with sand) and wet. Not sure how long they will be there, then on to Iraq. *sigh*

He did say that he bought his daughter a toy from Germany while he was waiting there. And of course, he complained about the price. But, that would be an airport store. He didn't have enough time to actually go anywhere.

And sometime this month, the daughter will be back in CA. Again, how did I end up with two in the military?
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Maybe I'm going to work tomorrow.

Tom's been outside, he can get the tractor out the west side of the door of the machine shed, the problem will be all the drifts and the drive which seems to be one big drift. We had around 18 inches of snow, and most of that is in big drifts with ground showing in between them.

Oh dear.

And it's our anniversary. I made roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and veg. And biscuits. For lunch. Because I knew that there was no way we were getting out today to go anywhere.

The boy is currently in Kuwait. He says that they brought the rain from WA with them. So it's cold, windy (with sand) and wet. Not sure how long they will be there, then on to Iraq. *sigh*

He did say that he bought his daughter a toy from Germany while he was waiting there. And of course, he complained about the price. But, that would be an airport store. He didn't have enough time to actually go anywhere.

And sometime this month, the daughter will be back in CA. Again, how did I end up with two in the military?
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So, the son is off to Ft Lewis in Washington for training (with his entire unit) before going back to Iraq. yea. And he and the wife are now divorced. And Tues. night, when he was still here and Wendi brought Allie up to see him one more time, she seemed to be much more calm and wasn't screaming hysterically at him, so it's an improvement. And even though she didn't come out to the house after Christmas, I had bought her gifts and sent them back with Chris. And she was surprised that I had done so. I almost said, but you are the mother of my grandchild, why wouldn't I give you gifts? But Allie isn't taking this whole going overseas too well, she's old enough now that she understands that Daddy won't be coming to see her every whip-stitch. But as soon as Chris has his first couple of checks, he's buying her a computer with video so that they can talk. Technology can be wonderful.

And the daughter will be coming back from Afghanistan in Feb sometime and then gets to come home for leave. So we can have more Christmas! She's trying to decide how she's going to get her extra stuff home, she'll carry her computer and Kindle, but she also has dvd's and such that she bought so... I told her to send it to Tim (same base) in CA, and if she does it late enough, she'd be there about the time it got there.

And work has been it's normal sucky self. Our lead went to a different job and one of our co-workers moved to Indianapolis and a much better job and then another one fell and broke her ankle and will be out for 6-8 weeks. And management is always farming out everyone who works in the deli (redheaded workers of wm) and so we are continually shorthanded. And next week, they still haven't given us back hours. So, it will be interesting to see how everything goes. Personally, I'll be going home when it says my shift is over, whether the jobs are done or not. They aren't really paying me to think, here.

My brother. *sigh* He is doing somewhat better. Still in the cities, going through rehab (for his leg) and taking to the nutritionist about his eating habits (or lack thereof). Tues. he has another tumor in his head removed (gamma knife, so not invasive) and they are hoping that this will help with his tasting things. That's been his complaint, that nothing tastes right. But then there is the surgery to get rid of the tumor on his adrenal gland. That will be... whenever. So, my parents are going over with a cousin to see him and Aundie this weekend. It's just a waiting game. At least his job is supportive, the guys are always showing up and visiting with him and his boss has told him that if he wants to come to work and just sit there, he'll sign his check. Tim could always to the paperwork and be the consultant, he is very good at his job. And in June, he will have worked for the Willmar Police Dept for 30 years. Pretty amazing.

Well, now that I've vented (and cried a bit) I should get busy and finish up cleaning from Christmas. And vacuum, I really need to vacuum.
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So, the son is off to Ft Lewis in Washington for training (with his entire unit) before going back to Iraq. yea. And he and the wife are now divorced. And Tues. night, when he was still here and Wendi brought Allie up to see him one more time, she seemed to be much more calm and wasn't screaming hysterically at him, so it's an improvement. And even though she didn't come out to the house after Christmas, I had bought her gifts and sent them back with Chris. And she was surprised that I had done so. I almost said, but you are the mother of my grandchild, why wouldn't I give you gifts? But Allie isn't taking this whole going overseas too well, she's old enough now that she understands that Daddy won't be coming to see her every whip-stitch. But as soon as Chris has his first couple of checks, he's buying her a computer with video so that they can talk. Technology can be wonderful.

And the daughter will be coming back from Afghanistan in Feb sometime and then gets to come home for leave. So we can have more Christmas! She's trying to decide how she's going to get her extra stuff home, she'll carry her computer and Kindle, but she also has dvd's and such that she bought so... I told her to send it to Tim (same base) in CA, and if she does it late enough, she'd be there about the time it got there.

And work has been it's normal sucky self. Our lead went to a different job and one of our co-workers moved to Indianapolis and a much better job and then another one fell and broke her ankle and will be out for 6-8 weeks. And management is always farming out everyone who works in the deli (redheaded workers of wm) and so we are continually shorthanded. And next week, they still haven't given us back hours. So, it will be interesting to see how everything goes. Personally, I'll be going home when it says my shift is over, whether the jobs are done or not. They aren't really paying me to think, here.

My brother. *sigh* He is doing somewhat better. Still in the cities, going through rehab (for his leg) and taking to the nutritionist about his eating habits (or lack thereof). Tues. he has another tumor in his head removed (gamma knife, so not invasive) and they are hoping that this will help with his tasting things. That's been his complaint, that nothing tastes right. But then there is the surgery to get rid of the tumor on his adrenal gland. That will be... whenever. So, my parents are going over with a cousin to see him and Aundie this weekend. It's just a waiting game. At least his job is supportive, the guys are always showing up and visiting with him and his boss has told him that if he wants to come to work and just sit there, he'll sign his check. Tim could always to the paperwork and be the consultant, he is very good at his job. And in June, he will have worked for the Willmar Police Dept for 30 years. Pretty amazing.

Well, now that I've vented (and cried a bit) I should get busy and finish up cleaning from Christmas. And vacuum, I really need to vacuum.
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Not that we get anyone out here... but it's Ghost Hunters tonight and I don't have to work so I can park my butt up on the bed and watch both the tv and the computer!

And I'm getting a Kindle 3 for Christmas! I talked to the daughter today and found out that the brat already has one and so (since I've already gotten all of her presents) that's what I asked for!

And I've started my list, I'm up over 100 titles so far. Just 3400 more to go!

I'm so happy! GH, daughter and Kindle all in one day!
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Not that we get anyone out here... but it's Ghost Hunters tonight and I don't have to work so I can park my butt up on the bed and watch both the tv and the computer!

And I'm getting a Kindle 3 for Christmas! I talked to the daughter today and found out that the brat already has one and so (since I've already gotten all of her presents) that's what I asked for!

And I've started my list, I'm up over 100 titles so far. Just 3400 more to go!

I'm so happy! GH, daughter and Kindle all in one day!
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So, this morning I was looking for stuff to watch on the tv before I went to work, and the daughter called! (And there was much rejoicing!)

Of course, then she told me she had left a power cord and ubs line at home and she wanted her fuzzy Packer blanket.

So, I'm running around doing all of this, thinking I've got time, don't have to be to work until 11 and then my mom calls and I have to (briefly) let her know what's going on before buzzing out of the house.

Now, I'm barreling down the road and it suddenly occurs to me that I'm not really sure just what time I'm supposed to be at work so I manage to get my calendar out to look it up.

Opps. It's now 10:30. And I was supposed to be there at... yes, 10. Not 11.

I get to work, apologize all over the place, am told that it was all right, management was just glad that I had come in at all (it was nuts, I tell you! Nuts!). Now, I don't want to say that I played the 'daughter called from Afghanistan' card, but it was the second thing I told my co-manager.

Because, you know, I really did think that I had to be there at 11. And I was. (The new car, well, new last year, hits 90-100 very nicely, thankyouverymuch.)

And the daughter is fine, says she can't hear any noises like bombs, mortars, or bullets because she's in the middle of the camp and then there are like 3 other bases around them.

What a shame.

I just have survive another 7 months of this.

And I hope everyone has a very nice Labor Day weekend. I get the joy of working all of it.
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So, this morning I was looking for stuff to watch on the tv before I went to work, and the daughter called! (And there was much rejoicing!)

Of course, then she told me she had left a power cord and ubs line at home and she wanted her fuzzy Packer blanket.

So, I'm running around doing all of this, thinking I've got time, don't have to be to work until 11 and then my mom calls and I have to (briefly) let her know what's going on before buzzing out of the house.

Now, I'm barreling down the road and it suddenly occurs to me that I'm not really sure just what time I'm supposed to be at work so I manage to get my calendar out to look it up.

Opps. It's now 10:30. And I was supposed to be there at... yes, 10. Not 11.

I get to work, apologize all over the place, am told that it was all right, management was just glad that I had come in at all (it was nuts, I tell you! Nuts!). Now, I don't want to say that I played the 'daughter called from Afghanistan' card, but it was the second thing I told my co-manager.

Because, you know, I really did think that I had to be there at 11. And I was. (The new car, well, new last year, hits 90-100 very nicely, thankyouverymuch.)

And the daughter is fine, says she can't hear any noises like bombs, mortars, or bullets because she's in the middle of the camp and then there are like 3 other bases around them.

What a shame.

I just have survive another 7 months of this.

And I hope everyone has a very nice Labor Day weekend. I get the joy of working all of it.

Ireland!

Aug. 31st, 2010 12:57 pm
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So, today the baby daughter is in Ireland! And then she's going to Romania. Weird way to get to Afghanistan but...

And I have to work 2-11 on 5 hours of sleep. At least I have tomorrow off...


And thanks for all the hugs!

Ireland!

Aug. 31st, 2010 12:57 pm
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So, today the baby daughter is in Ireland! And then she's going to Romania. Weird way to get to Afghanistan but...

And I have to work 2-11 on 5 hours of sleep. At least I have tomorrow off...


And thanks for all the hugs!
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Because the daughter no longer has her phone since this next weekend she'll be shipping out. So, I just have to see if she's online at some point, and she did say that she'll call one more time before she leaves.

I'm so not ready for this. It's much harder this time, and when the son went to Iraq I knew that he would be silly and do things that could get him hurt. She's a comm unit person, not going anywhere near anything bad (mostly).

Still doesn't help.
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Because the daughter no longer has her phone since this next weekend she'll be shipping out. So, I just have to see if she's online at some point, and she did say that she'll call one more time before she leaves.

I'm so not ready for this. It's much harder this time, and when the son went to Iraq I knew that he would be silly and do things that could get him hurt. She's a comm unit person, not going anywhere near anything bad (mostly).

Still doesn't help.
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And now the daughter will be home from the 31st until the 17th!

So, I'm definitely making wm change my schedule for this weekend so that I can go pick her up at 11 at night... Since right now I'm supposed to work until then! Stupid wm...
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And now the daughter will be home from the 31st until the 17th!

So, I'm definitely making wm change my schedule for this weekend so that I can go pick her up at 11 at night... Since right now I'm supposed to work until then! Stupid wm...

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