Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I was looking again through the pictures of Jane's chocolate escapade and found a picture of her with the candybar still wrapped. Apparently we really were that unobservant.

Chris spent the day at Hill Air Force Base today. He is in the process of joining the Air Force, for those of you who didn't know, and he went down to the base today to meet with some of the engineers. He ended up waiting for over three hours before anyone was able to talk to him, which is too bad, but that's life. He said the Burger King on Base is quite nice.

Everything he learned today was good news. In all of the joining the military discussions, I've been most concerned about the possibility of him getting deployed. Logical wifely concern, right? Well, it looks like it's a very small possibility. In order for him to be deployed as an engineer, he would have to specially request it. Engineers who want to be deployed have to take a special course in battle whatever training. If you don't have that training, you don't go. If you don't request that training, you don't get it. I'm alright with that.

Here's a timeline of our current five-year plan: Chris will join the Air Force now, and for the next year and a half, they will pay him to finish school. He'll graduate in spring of 2010 with his bachelor's in computer engineering with minors in computer science and math. After graduation, he'll spend three months at Officer Training School. Then he'll be stationed at whatever base around the country that they send him to. He'll do whatever they say for four years, then his contract will be up. We will most likely leave the military at that point and find him a career position somewhere.

I will keep teaching up until he graduates, then I'll be a stay-at-home mom. We can't go with him to Alabama for OTS, so I'll probably go to Salt Lake and stay near/with my parents. That will probably be the least exciting time in all of this...that's a long time for us to be apart.

But, that's not for a year and a half. We'll worry about that when it gets here. For now, I think Jane needs some attention. She doesn't it like it when I'm on the computer for too long...


Jess said...

well too bad jane needed attention, because i was expecting to see pictures of her in her beautiful Christmas dress, with that nice new camera.

Tannie Datwyler said...

Wow - that is crazy. I didn't know any of that. At least you have a plan. :)