I know it's been a while since I updated my blog, so I figured that right now was a wonderful time! I've been a busy little bee for the past few days. So let's start from the beginning...
Monday, 13 September 2010:
I read an article in the local newspaper about a soldier from Duncan who was KIA (killed in action), while deployed in Afghanistan. Since the funeral was going to be in Duncan, the Army flew his body to Ft. Sill in Lawton. The Patriot Guard, along with police officers, escorted SSgt. Adkinson to Duncan, but they made a brief stop at the nursing home where his grandmother, who raised him, stays so she could say her last goodbyes to her grandson. The county sheriff's department got wind that a "church" from Kansas that goes to soldier's funerals and protests were planning on showing up to SSgt. Adkinson's funeral. The family requested the services of The Patriot Guard to assist the police. The police asked anybody and everybody that could, to show up before the funeral and line the road outside of the church to show their support. So my cousin Savannah and I make signs for our cars and wrote on our windows and lined the road. Thankfully the "church" never showed up. It was one of the most inspirational and humbling experiences of my life to see all of these people, most of which didn't even know the fallen soldier, there to show their respects to his service and the service of our men and women in uniform everywhere.
While we were lining the road I got a call from the Housing office at the base where Chris and I live. WE GOT A HOUSE!!!! YAY!!!! We got everything taken care of that day, the only thing was, I had to be back in North Carolina by 30 September!!! That's only 17 days!!! AHHHHH!!! Some major talking needed to be done with my Mom and my wonderful hubby...
Tuesday, 14 September 2010:
Finally got all of the details figured out and we all decided that the best choice would be for me to fit everything I could in my car and get myself and the doggies to North Carolina as soon as possible...as in Thursday! So I spent literally ALL day on the phone; setting up for cable and internet installation, stuff for insurance, stuff for the cars, stuff for my doctor...EVERYTHING. So I spent all day on the phone and all night packing my stuff and loading up the car. Needless to say, it was a LONG day!
Wednesday, 15 September 2010:
Wednesday was spent tying up any loose ends, finishing packing, and saying those bittersweet goodbyes to my amazing family. I ended up driving to my mom and future step-dad's house to spend the evening with them before leaving the next morning.
Thursday, 16 September 2010:
Today I began my 3-day road trip to North Carolina!! The dogs and I made the 9 hour trek to Jackson, TN. We got a wonderful hotel room here (thank you Mommy) and enjoyed an amazing delivery dinner from Jason's Deli. Sidenote: I have NEVER eaten Jason's Deli before...O.M.G. It was incredible!!! So here I sit, almost 1am, completely exhausted, and of course I can't sleep.
There was absolutely no point to this post what-so-ever, except to try and tire me out...I think it might be working...