This is the second time in the same month. This has to make for some sort of record in the blog books…well, MY blog book that is. I told myself that I would do a better job documenting everything (somethings?) that are going on in my life. Unfortunately, that’s not a whole lot.
I am having some short term memory loss and I forget what I said in the previous post. Maybe I didn’t mention what I am about to bring up so it will actually be the first time I am saying this..so yea! I know I mentioned that we are here in Meridian, Mississippi. L took an assignment here to be an IP – instructor pilot. Here, he will be teaching baby pilots how to fly the T-45 Goshawk. Please fast forward if I have already mentioned this. Anyways, we are here. Things at training commands are always a bit different than they are in fleet squadrons. The number one thing being the turn over. People are constantly coming and going…so the OSC (officer spouse club) is a hit & miss. I know here in Meridian, it is an official OSC versus in San Diego, where it was totally laid back and unofficial. At VRC-30, we didn’t take minutes, have meetings, or take attendance or any of that official jazz. We literally got together whenever we felt like it and did whatever the hell we wanted to do. And do you know what? It worked. It worked amazingly well. I can honestly say that in VRC-30, when we got together, it’s because we genuinely wanted to and we were genuinely friends. I am feeling all nostalgic just thinking about it. From Skipper’s wife to us lowly JO-spouses, we were all friends-turned family. Sigh, I miss my friends. So okay, I have really strayed off topic. Here, it’s not the same. I don’t want to say it’s worse because I don’t know. I haven’t met anyone…(uh thanks welcome committee). Literally, haven’t met anyone. I’ve received one email from the welcome people and they have completely dropped the ball on getting me added to the Facebook group. So this has left me with meeting NO ONE.
I think the whole point of me typing that last part was just to say that I haven’t met anyone therefore I don’t have a lot to write about. Wow, sad.
What I can write about are all the freaking projects we have managed to take care in the first few months of living here. I suppose this is a good place to keep track. We got our dog fence put up and the fence on the patio. The last part of that is to finish up the painting portion–just a little bit left, and do the gate. Should be easy. My mom was in town the first week of June and she planted hydrangeas and some other flowers in my flower beds on the patio, so that’s looking nice. We got the workshop cleaned up and organized. We uncrated the CNC Router machine and are in the process of getting it up and running. L is currently designing a piece of wood to go on top so that future pieces can be mounted to it and he’ll be able to do “through – cuts” (?) I guess that’s what you call them. We are extremely anxious to get that up and running and start cranking out some pieces. I have been treating our driveway for weeds and grass growing in it. Our driveway is about 2-3 blocks in distance and in some of the cracks, weeds and grass have been growing. We are trying to put off leveling it for as long as possible, so I am trying to keep the growth at bay. We have cut down a couple of trees…2-3 big ones and a couple of small ones. All completely dead. We also completely ripped out all of the vines and overgrowth that was covering the back of the workshop. Originally we did this to keep critters away, but after looking at it, we decided we are going to expand the shop when we insulate it, so I’m glad we got the BIG mess taken care of now.
Sure, there are a ton of projects left but I am hoping that we will spend the majority of our time down in the shop working with our machine!