Today was a great day for a celebration. I took my very last PT test and made what I had put on my OER last week true. Passed, had guessed exactly right on my height and weight.
Not that any of this matters of course – I could have skipped the whole thing by playing the “over 60” card. But that just did not seem like the right thing to do. Apparently I also impressed the NCOs who were timing the event by undercutting every other walker in the BDE by at least 6 minutes. It leaves me feeling that they probably have a course that is a bit short. Doesn’t bother me enough to borrow a wheel and double check.
Otherwise, tech iteration of the course, scrambling for laundry and dinner followed by an evening of post deployment health screenings. At first I tried to do all the paperwork at once, then gave up. For each person, there is the possibility of having an additional AHLTA note if they need anything. Plus, there is also the fun of having to go to a third system to enter prescriptions. Takes 10 minutes and potentially turns it into 30.
To top off this day – my younger sister has a birthday. She is great people, works hard and is hanging out in Arizona. Sending things through the mail is not quite as much fun as seeing someone in person. I can forward birthday greetings (but not going to put out an email address since I didn’t pre-clear it with her).
I am really wiped and headed to bed. Tomorrow and Thursdays are also going to be 0800-2200 days. -Holly Bagram Air Field
Aside from putting your feet up and knitting, any thoughts about retirement?
Happy birthday to your sister!
Totally omitted to congratulate you on your PT results!!! Well done, not only on your accomplishment but for not playing the age-card!! 🙂
The end is in sight.
So when are you scheduled to return to the world?
Mazel Tov, Holly. We mature folks have to show the “kids” what we still can do
if you like, send along birthday wishes from me to your sister.