Saturday, August 05, 2006

Quick Updates

PACKING: One of the PODS is half full already and I believe a third or fourth container may be required. The bathroom has been painted and I'm currently working on staging (removing "stuff", cleaning, painting and sewing valances) in A1 & A2's bedroom.

BIRTHDAY: Today A1 is officially 10 years old! She chose waffles with blueberries and whipped cream on top for breakfast. Her party will take place sometime in the next week after B gets home. This picture was taken when she was 7 months old.

KNITTING:Terri and others were right, I've had to keep some evening knitting going for sanity's sake. I fell asleep last night after just a few rows on the Jaywalkers.

BURIED: Due to packing, etc. daily activities have been seriously neglected. Unfolded laundry continues to pile up, as do the unharvested apples. I hate waste and the apples on the ground make me feel panicky.

FAREWELL: As some of you know, B has been in the Air National Guard for near 23 years and his latest squadron is located in Portland, OR. His new permanent civilian job will be working for a different Portland based guard unit. As a result, he will transfer to the new unit following this weekend.

Yesterday he was detained on his way to Commander's Call to discuss issues with another unit member. Upon his late arrival to the assembly he found those present standing in a semi-circle at parade rest (feet apart, hands behind back and looking straight ahead). The commander called the squadron to attention, gave the order to present arms and they all proceeded to bombard B with water balloons. Here are some pictures that were taken during and after the carnage. Please note that individuals purchased said balloons and no taxpayers' dollars were spent.


Anonymous JessaLu said...

He must feel pretty good about being 'showered' with goodbyes...


1:11 PM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

I bet that made "B" feel good. He must be a helluva guy. Please try to take some deep breaths. OK? Wish A1 a very happy birthday. She's double digits now! Hurray! Don't panic about the apples. Remember, the birds and animals will use them if you can't. Another deep breath. Hang in there kiddo.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Your almost there and it will go fast so dont feel to panicy..Brian must be glad to have found a good job doing somthing that he enjoys. :) He is lucky to have you dear and happy birthday to the "big girl" :)

4:49 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

One step at a time! You'll get everything done.

7:07 AM  
Blogger marta said...

ROTFLMAO! B certainly seems to be liked and respected by his unit.

Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl! My DD#1 turns 11 in September...they grow up so quickly! Waffles with blueberries and cream....yum!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Scoutj said...

Happy birthday to your girly! And those are funny pictures of getting hit with the balloons!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Tell the little one hi, leave the apples for the wildlife, take it easy (as easy as you can), and don't stress about moving.
Looks like the water balloons were fun.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

Hey there! I have absolutely no idea what the hell I'm doing. I really love blog-city, so I'll probably stay there for now. You didn't miss much in the other post. How are you doing otherwise? Many many deep breaths.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Andi said...

All I got to say is breathe in breathe out. This too shall pass. Love the balloon toss. Thanks for posting on my blog. Yes you too can enter... this is gonna be fun!

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

I bet B felt very good after this, it seems he made a lot of friends at his unit! And happy belated birthday to A1, isn't it amazing - and scary - how time flies?

10:55 PM  
Blogger Beverley said...


Just catching up with blogging! :) Hope all goes well with the move. Been there , done that so know how stressful it all can be . You will soon be in a wonderful new place with B in a new job etc.

I do wish you well and look forward to hearing how it all went.

Try and make time for some knitting, good for stress :))

Knit on >^..^<

3:51 PM  

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