Field Duty 1- Tuesday


There is an old saying – If it is not raining, it is not training. Well, this morning we had it in spades. 1AD is doing their deployment prep. Part of that is a rather large exercise out in the field. Lucky me, I get to play for a couple of weeks.
I am not going to Iraq, only to bay billeting and a secured working area for the next couple of weeks. I know a lot of the people, many have worked for me at various assignments over the years. There are beds in buildings rather than tents, there is a DFAC open twice a day, with MREs only for lunch. I can get on the computer, but pictures will be limited.
The 300+ km to here was in the pouring rain, complete with construction zones and lots of trucks.


To make my day, the SGT at the Heidelberg Mail Room let me bail out my packages prior to hitting the road. It would be fair to say that they were all for me. And contained either audio books or yarn. I have more than enough to keep my happy for a couple of weeks.

I will try to keep you posted. Most importantly, I am looking forward to new June patterns from a couple of KALs.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Field Duty 1- Tuesday

  1. colin says:

    It amazes me that you be able to sleep in suhc conditons. John can sleep anywhere too. Me? I have trouble in a 5 star hotel. I like my own bed and no one else around.
    I’ll keep popping back to see what you are up to. I have another show friday-2 this week.

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