So, I've already making a list of things I need to bring to the new place before we do any moving or painting. They are:
- Paint samples. I need to pick my paint out before black friday.
- Towels for hand washing
- Toilet paper!
- Hand soap
- Some of our stuff we had to put in the garage (it's hindering dad from storing firewood in the garage).
- My camera!!!
I'm so excited to share photos with everyone and Jesse! I will post pictures of the house probably empty, while we're painting, moving, and putting away. Hey, Jesse's not here so I have to make sure he feels here, right??
Other than that I talked to the man yesterday -- I know he told me that he couldn't call me one day this week, but I don't know if it was his time or mine. Being 12 1/2 hours behind can be pretty confusing!
He did tell me that his battalion commander is appointing him to help out some fellow LT's. He didn't have any emotion either way about it, but I figure it's a good thing. His battalion commander seems to be a pretty down-to-earth guy too, which is nice.
I have already figured out what is going to be in his next care package too. And since I know he never reads this blog, I can mention it here so it will be a surprise! My friend (and co-worker) April's daughter was selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookies (YUM!) and we bought some peanut butter and some m&m cookies. I picked out the m&m cookies, so I'm going to bake up the peanut butter ones and send them. I'm also going to bake these orange cream cookies, which I hope are reminiscent of the orange creamsicle cookies that he likes so much in MRE's. Then I'm going to be sending him TONS of junk food, along with his Army Times, People magazines, and something he actually needs: razor blades for his razor.
For those who are curious about what they eat there, Jesse is pleased with their chow hall. On fridays they have "themed" days, one day was surf and turf. Jesse said they had steak (which he ate) and king crab legs (which he didn't eat). They also got Baskin Robin's ice cream. I'm not quite sure what they do on holidays, but will probably find out soon. They also get free calls on holidays, but they get limited to 20 minutes a day. They also have long lines, computer time is very much the same if not longer of a wait.
Also -- I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but there is a reporter embedded with 5/2, 2-1 (Jesse's battalion) from The Washington Post. It is NOT Jesse's company, but is an interesting read:
I hope everyone has a great week!