Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day 1: Operation Drop-Off

We had to drop Freddy off this morning for the start of his Annual Training. He spent the last 2 days getting ready and packing all his stuff. It sucks that they felt reporting the day before Memorial Day was a good idea. If you know anything about government agencies, they normally take 4 day weekends around holidays and that includes the Army. So what they'll probably do is bus them all to their location this morning and then they'll sit around and do nothing until Tuesday. Your tax dollars at work, folks :)

Anyway, I'm just hoping I remember what night is trash night and which is recyling. Freddy normally takes care of that so hopefully our house won't be overrun by garbage when he gets back. The good thing is that Marshall is still too young to realize that Daddy is going to be gone for an extended period of time.

The hard thing about the National Guard is that there really isn't the same kind of community that the active members enjoy. The Guard and their families are usually spread out all over the state and don't really know each other. When Marshall starts school, he will most likely be the only kid in his class with a parent in the Guard so he won't have anyone to relate to when Daddy is gone.

I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there. At least baby will keep me busy and the time will go by quickly.

Marshall & Daddy