Only one more full day after today and then I am outta here for two weeks! I have been through a lot of stress this time around and am really looking forward to getting away for a while. I some times wonder how I can continue when I miss Carren, Tanner, and Bosco so much but our futures are so intertwined with the work I am doing that I can't just pack it in and go. My mood swings a lot when I get past 100 days and it is actually easier to work and stay focused early in my rotation rather than later. I guess that is why we had 90 day rotations in the Balkans. It did not seem like any big deal to lose one rotation a year but it is a heck of a big deal.
Lots of the Army personnel look at us and think it is unfair that they "only" get one R&R in their one year tour and we get 3. Fact is, they come over for 1 year only and then go home. We have been here since 2003 and will be here long after they have gone home and gotten on with life. At least they all know their end dates. I have goals but I really still only guess at mine.
I won't be posting while on R&R but I will return in early July. AMF YO-YO!