Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Coming to an end...

Well, for a little update on where I am today, let me start by saying that I have less than 2 weeks until I sign out on terminal leave. Basically this is like regular leave, where you're not at work or anything, except this is tacked on to the end of your enlistment. Basically I'm taking a month of terminal leave, which means, I "leave" the Army and I still get paid for one for month, until I'm officially release from the Army.

So right now I've been staying pretty busy with doing all the crap required to get out of the Army. Theres tons of briefs and this you need and that you have to do, plus I still have the worst part, which is the turn in of all my equipment. Doesn't sound so bad, but when for the last 3 1/2 years and a deployment later, all my stuff has been here and there and back again, and now I have to try and piece together everything that I have to turn back in. It doesn't help when they give you a list of stuff with names that give you NO clue as to what it actually is. Should be fun. Anyways, all this process has been going smoothly so far and I should be done with this "headache" soon. Besides the headache is well worth it since it means Im finally done!

I recently have finished up my CV/Resume and got that sent out the other day to a bunch of contract companies, so hopefully soon I should hear back from them, some whom I've already spoken with people via telephone. I've pretty much decided that I'm going to go back overseas for a year (usual minimum contract length) to stash some more cash away in the bank and then come back and do college. So I'm excited about getting the ball rolling on that.

Other than that, I've been pretty good. Trying to get out and away from this house I spend WAY too much time in lately. Been hiking, indoor skydiving, the beach, amusment parks, all sorts of stuff, just trying to keep busy. I've been taking Charlie along for the ride for a lot of this and he seems to be enjoying it. Every day I end up loving that dog more and more. He's such an amazing guy. Too bad he doesn't know we're about to make a LONG drive across country to wind up back in a place just as hot as the hell hole he came from. Maybe he wouldn't be so cool then.

Anyways, thats about it for the updates for now, so like I said I'm going to try and keep posting on here more often so, just know that I'm doing good and really looking forward to leaving the Army and going back home!


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10 comments:

LL said...

Glad you're enjoying your life. That's what we all wanna hear. Give Charlie big doggie noogies on his head and stay safe.

Sheila in Mesa said...

Glad to hear that you're doing good, but too bad you and Charlie are fixin' to come back to an oven (assuming that you're heading to PHX)! Actually, I don't think that this summer has been as bad. It seemed to me like May was fairly cool, what with the rains in the Valley and the snow up in the Rim Country, Flagstaff, etc. I'm sure it's nowhere near as nasty as Iraq. Have a good trip!

Anonymous said...

Good to read you and Charlie are enjoying the time.

Anonymous said...

I think ol' Charlie will just be happy to be hanging out with you no matter what. Critters are so unconditional. Solo

membrain said...

All the best with your contract job Eddie. College too.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Good shit man, just found your blog and wanna say good luck. CIF at Bragg ain't so bad any more, rolled through there my self in February, super easy, no sweat bro. Have fun on terminal leave, get as much of Fort Couch as possible for the rest of us!

H-Minus

Brian H said...

Just to pass on something that has been discovered recently, it seems that the reason dogs love to hang out car windows is that, since 50% of their brains are occupied with processing scents, they are sampling the outside air at high speed, getting a fire-hose update on everything that's been going on in the areas you pass through. You could blindfold them and they'd hardly notice!

Web CRM said...

so after 2 weeks you are leaving for terminal ?

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