Friday, August 10, 2007


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WE'RE GOING HOME!!!!!! J.R. received his orders and we are out of here on Wednesday. Yes, Wednesday. As in five days from now. As in less than a week. I'm so excited. Technically he is still in the military until September first. However, even though his orders go through the first we are able to leave early due to the massive amount of leave days he has built up. So if you want to be technical then we are going on leave to Wisconsin until September first and after that he's officially retired. So we never have to go back to hell... I mean Walter Reed.

And even though I'm really excited about going home, I'm dreading all the paperwork that we have to do in the fourteen business hours that are left of our stay here. The out-processing paperwork is horrific. Add in that we are also taking leave time and it makes it a complete nightmare. If we survive our last few days here it truly will be a miracle.

The Uhaul was reserved today and we pick it up on Monday. We are going to have to speed pack. I'm already not looking forward to the million trips I'm going to have to make up and down the stairs. But it's the last time I have to move for a very, very long time and that makes it worth it.

*I should also note that the Hallelujah Chorus has been stuck in my head for the whole entire day. A big thanks for my high school choir teacher for making me learn both the alto and soprano part. I now have the ability to torture not only my husband but the whole entire house by singing this at the top of my lungs and in four different parts. I'm sure everybody is very appreciative of my knowledge of this piece.


Tracy said...

YAY!! I'm so glad you are on your way home!!

Consul-At-Arms said...

Great news for you both!

Anonymous said...

Sing loud and happy!
Great news! At least there is light at the end of the tunnel when faced with all the paperwork.
Cathy B

FbL said...





I'm so happy for you (if you haven't figured that out yet). :D

Anonymous said...


I'd also like to add my congratulations! I'm happy for the both of you, and I wish you and JR nothing but the best. I hope that you'll keep the rest of us posted on how things are going when you get back.

Needless to say, if the two of you ever get out to NYC, please give us a heads up, and Deb and I will treat you right.

Soldiers Angels, NYC

Butterfly Wife said...

Best wishes and a safe journey! Congrats on going home.

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