Thursday, September 13, 2007

Leaving Ain't Easy

Leaving ain't as easy as it sounds. I am working my exit plan and handing things off. My wife is just overjoyed to hear that I am sending her more of those black footlockers from AAFES. I am actively sending my stuff home and entertaining some interesting offers from elsewhere but it looks solid that I will be out soon.
It is like a huge weight off my shoulders. I know there is still so much to do but I have a son who just started Kindergarten and he is starting to notice that all the other daddies are home except his. It's time. I have spent hours just thinking about the future. 5 years deployed has drained me. I just want to be able to get up, read a newspaper, have a beer in the afternoon, play with my dog, make love to my wife, just be normal for a while.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed your journey.

The one thing you'll notice is your attitude toward life State-side has changed after you've been in a C.Z.

The thing my wife noticed is that for about six months, I lept out of bed in the middle of the night -I was dreaming explosions. weird...

Vince

8:48 PM  
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9:12 PM  
Anonymous Fritz said...

Sounding good. I only have one question - In your case how do you define "normal"?
I know what you mean about the weight being lifted off your shoulders. That is a good sign that you are ready. I can only imagine how happy the family is going to be. Best of luck and love to all of you.

9:53 PM  
Blogger d said...

If you want to retain any illusions about the intelligence of the American people, don't watch much television when you get home.

Especially avoid The History Channel. My wife says watching The Hitler Channel gives guys the droopy dick. AFN public service announcements are better than all those viagra commercials.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get home...watch football...drink Shiner...hug son...LIVE...2 months later...IH35 traffic gridlock...morons at HEB...9-5 grind...unexciting work...stupid parents at little league...tax laden income...Welcome back to ex-pat life

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've been a hero to me but never really a friend. The respect is there and if you find the need for a second that you can depend on - call me. I told you that I would work for you any where in the world and I still mean that. Stay safe. In the boxplot of intelligent quotients - I am up here working for Q1 (P25). God help me. (The Canon was a good read - was it not?)

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've been a hero to me but never really a friend. The respect is there and if you find the need for a second that you can depend on - call me. I told you that I would work for you any where in the world and I still mean that. Stay safe. In the boxplot of intelligent quotients - I am up here working for Q1 (P25). God help me. (The Canon was a good read - was it not?)

10:26 AM  

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