It’s been way to long. I’m glad to say that I’m still alive and kicking. Let me take this time to update you on what has been going on.
1. I survived my 5 weeks at COT (Commissioned Officer Training).
That was an experience. Yes, there was a lot of yelling. There was a lot of anxiety, fear and frustration. I spent my first week there sick to my stomach. I threw up more than once, had no appetite to speak of. It isn’t something I would want to repeat. I was told that the first 10 days to 2 weeks would be the worse part of it, and that is the truth. If you can survive the first 10 training days, then the rest is cake.
Not pie… Cake.
I might tell you more about that later.
2. I’m at my first assignment.
My family and I have been here for a week, on the nose. This has been “in processing,” which included a list of folks to find and get their initials. At times I had to turn something in. Other times, I had to get some computer based training done (aka CBTs). Other times, it was some sort of briefing (some with power point displays, some without). I only need two more initials to complete my list, and should have those by Tuesday or Wednesday. I don’t know where I’ll be assigned yet, but I’ll be happy wherever. Everyone I’ve met has been great. The Chapel team is exceptional, and I’m glad to be a part of it.
I still have one more training to complete to really start things off. I’ll be gone for “Basic Chaplain’s Course” some time in August thru September.
3. In our house!
We sold our old home and signed a lease on a really nice home a couple of days ago. Timing was wonderful. The only problem is, our household goods won’t be here until July 17th.
Yeah, the 17th. :(
So, we are camping out indoors for the moment. I’m writing this from a cheap card table that we bought at Walmart a day ago. It, and a couple of borrowed inflatable mattresses are all we have in the way of furniture. It’s ok though. We’ll be alright.
We did get our internet! I mean, we all have to have priorities… Amirite?!
4. So, when is Z gonna be back in WoW?
To be honest, I’m not sure. I think that I might be back sometime this month. However, that might be just in time for me to then leave for my next training. I’m fairly certain that I’ll start playing again once I get back from my training. WoW is still one of the best values you can find when it comes to hobbies. I’m looking forward to resubbing and goofing off with the Frostwolves.
One thing I do know is that my play times will be different. I was able to play at least a couple, if not three mornings a week before. That will definitely change. Now, I get up for PT and then head straight into work. The nice thing is that the schedule is 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (most of the time). Sure, there will be times when I get out way later, but that seems about normal. So, it looks like I’ll be heading back to the 9pm-11pm play time.
This makes me sad, because that means I won’t be able to play with some of my Aussie friends in those early mornings. But, there is still a group of folks from down under who are on around my evening times, and I’ll be able to contribute to the guild as I had been able to do in the past.
So, I’m looking forward to getting back into things. If not before my next training, then afterwards.
5. I missed y’all.
I don’t want to be all sappy, but I did miss y’all. I have much in my Feedly to catch up on. So many blogs, and so many weeks that I wasn’t able to read your wisdom, insights, and WoW related ramblings. I may not comment, but know that I’m using this time to read all of your previous posts!