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Mountain Moving

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Quote of the Day: “My sister wanted to be an actress, but she never made it. She does live in a trailer. She got half way. She’s an actress, she just never gets called to the set.”

- Mitch Hedburg

(anyone get it?)

Thursday (I have to put the day in because I can never get it to display automatically).

I got two emails today.

The first was from my boss who I wrote and asked him if he had made a decision about my detach date because if the answer was “yes” then I’d have to start moving mountains.

The email simply said “move mountains.”


The second was from my Company Commander who informed me that I was NOT randomly chosen for the CGVP inspection and he’d approve my leave. He then went on to wish me luck on the marathon.

Double YES!!!

OK, so it’s pretty much set: I’m detaching on June 9th (the day my kids finish school) and will try to leave here that weekend. That still gives me about 3 weeks to go to St Louis to pick up Killjoy and the Weezer, drive to Oklahoma to see moms, go to Ark City to see the rest of my family on both sides, drive to Boise Idaho to see a big red dork bodybuilder who just happens to be my mentor, and then over to Seattle to bask in the glow of friends and family.

What will probably happen then is that Killjoy will flirt with a plane captain and secure free passage back to St. Louis, and then right after the 4th of July holiday, I will drive solo to San Diego (it’s all on I-5 so the chances of getting lost are only 50/50). Carrie and the kids will stay in Seattle for July and which will give me a chance to find a place for us all to live and also get settled in my new job.

Wow, alone in San Diego again. But this time in a much better situation.

Before all that happens though, we have to sell the house. I went from having a month and a half to having just 3 weeks to get there. Plus, I went from leaving on July 14th to leaving on June 9th so our entire schedule is compressed.

So much to do but the very worst case scenario is that we have until August before we face the prospect of paying double rent. Carrie and the kids will be living with her parents and I will be in the BOQ. We might have to just drop the price of the house to get it sold but it’s all profit anyway.

Looks like I have a lot to do in a month and a week.

Call me sick but I celebrate my favorite cat’s deathday which happens to be today. Sid was a very intregal part of our lives for over 11 years before he swatted the big catnip fake mouse in the sky. Still miss ya, Bud.

Free Advice for Today: “Become a tourist for a day in your own hometown. Take a tour. See the sights.”

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.