the updating thing I mean....
*insert lame ass excuse here that means nothing other than I am a lazy spudge*
Hmm.. Umm well he did get home.. Easter Saturday in fact.
suffice it to say his trip home was indicative of the entire 2 years apart. plane delays in SEATAC, flying into the one airport in the BWA triangle that was LEAST convenient, arriving home at midnight or thereabouts. We can laugh about it now. on that weekend, well lets just say frustration reigned...
Luckily we had a small reprieve for a few weeks. it was in fairly short order that we bought a new car.. one that I can actually get in and out of without too much hassle. and we managed to get a lot of little projects done around the house that have been languishing for one reason or another.
but that soon ended as he was put in limbo while his Clearance issues got straightened out. every 5 years it must be renewed and guess what coincided with PCS? and of course the losing command saw no reason to begin the process so it was shelved until he got back.. which meant he was jobless until it did go through. it's now the second week of june.. he FINALLY 'badges up" next Tuesday. Dear gawd they want to make him a Department Head. in the meantime he's been able to either call in to work and say "hey I am still alive" or just bail at noon. he's done all of that and more. Hopefully by the end of next week we will have a more solid idea of what he will be doing the next 3 years.
ahh the cruise. as soon as I umm.. find the camera( hey still haven't completely unpacked yet. deal) I will post pictures and a review. suffice it to say Royal Caribbean is our new favorite home. for about the same price as Disney was costing us, we got a full suite with all the assorted perks that go along with it.. and better port calls. We booked another cruise while still on board.. and it was HIS idea to go to New England and Canada. But Bermuda was AWE(wait for it) SOME. in fact 2 partial days and one full one were NOT enough. we definitely intend on going back. but the NE/C departs on our anniversary, he wants to see the fall foliage and we wanted to try something different. Might still sneak in one between now and Sept 2013. maybe another short one in the spring. I'd even be willing to drop down to a JS in the interim. or a balcony.
All in all I hope the rest of the year goes a damn sight better than the first half has been.