February 05, 2002

woo to orders!

John has been gone for more than 48 hours now. I miss him. I've cooked at least three times that I can recall (you just KNOW I'm mentally blocking it since each time is so traumatic, right?). I just wanted John to know that we aren't laying dead of starvation in front of the fridge or stove. Have I mentioned yet that I miss him? Because I do. A lot.

I was totally in a funk the day he left. I was just sad. The person that I connet with most on this earth was gone. Who was going to sit around and chat with me? Who was going to drive me to school and pick me up and make me feel spoiled? Good lord, who is going to COOK?? Who is going to make the coffee in the morning?!?!?!?!

Since I wrote the last entry (which, after you read todays, will show you I had no idea of the things to come the next day) we've gotten some good news! John got an email on Saturday telling him that he's been placed on orders to BaseName. I had been in a panic thinking that we were going to be sent to Ft Sill, Oklahoma. We'd have had to have a long-distance marriage if that happened. I'm just not cut out to live in Oklahoma. Anyway, he called me on Saturday from work. He'd gone in to tie up some loose ends before being gone for two weeks...


JOHN
Hey, I got an email from Branch.

MICHELLE
Really? Any news?

JOHN
Yeah...they are sending us to Ft Sill.

MICHELLE
*stunned silence*

JOHN
You there?

MICHELLE
You'd better be fucking kidding, that's about all I can say right now.

JOHN
I am (laughing), we're on orders to BaseName.


Much squealing by me ensued. I couldn't believe it! We actually got one of the places on our list! The kicker? I was all worried about our being enrolled in the EFMP. Seems that it actually helped us get the orders to BaseName. I'm still pretty bummed for John that we aren't going to Redstone. I know that there was a big part of him that really wanted to be close to home. Surprisingly, there was a big part of me too. I want WildChild to know her extended family. I just hope that Jan and everyone else will come out and visit us.

I've already looked into housing and jobs. I'm a little bummed that I will have missed the Admin testing for Pierce County. Everyone keeps telling me that the job market is pretty tight, so I'm trying to save money and make sure that I can pay my bills for at least six months or so. I am hoping that by the time school starts, I'll have found a job. Famous last words, huh? So uh, if anyone up there in the Seattle/Tacoma area (waves at Patti and Val and whoever else is reading from up there!!) would like to send me a job lead, I'll be there around the beginning of June. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone up there again!

So, that about brings us up to date. I'm over half way saved for my laptop, I'm still teaching at night and working an extra 10 hours. The kitten is growing and annoying as ever. WildChild is still alive, though if this whole puberty thing doesn't calm down soon, I can't promise anything. The house is still a mess and there is always dishes to be done....but ya know what? We're pretty fuckin' happy.

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