Counting the days down before we depart to Iraq. A lot’s happened since I’ve posted last: we had our training assessment and rifle range time in February; moved from French Creek at Camp Lejeune to MCAS Cherry Point; spent two weeks home on leave (and there’s plenty of stories to share–and not share–from that time frame); and last weekend I was able to visit my family in Virginia Beach, folks I haven’t seen in about five years. Or was it closer to six?
Trying to slim down my load before we depart; don’t need as much (if any!) cold weather gear in my packs…but still, what should I really hold on to? I tend to pack more than necessary, and in addition, it takes me a frickin long time to pack as well!
Need to make sure to send a few letters home before my departure as well–just got stamps and envelopes. Everyone says they’ll send stuff once I’m out there, which is cool, but what do I really need or want? That’s the question, since I don’t want to be burdened with too much crap.
I may have the opportunity to teach some college classes in math while I’m out there–working on that application at the current time.