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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Memory Monday on Tuesday-You joined the Army?!

It was early February a couple weeks before Tommy turned 3. Tom came home from work late and said "I'm joining the Army" and so WE did. We were in debt and the Army was giving a $5,000 bonus and in 1982 that was a ton of money. They also guaranteed that our first duty station would be stateside at Ft. Riley Kansas and we would need to move ourselves but we had $5,000, right? Needless to say we were again broke by the time we got there. Of course what they didn't say was that by June of the next year we would find ourselves in Fulda Germany. As much as we fought this move it turned out to be one of the best times of our lives and THAT is a story for another day.
Preparing for the E-7 board
Fort Carson "Family Day"
Flight Status Fulda Germany

Just back from Basic Training Family Reunion

Basic Training Family Day

"Reforger" somewhere in Europe for 45 days,

orders were waiting for him when we got to Kansas

So, looks like my laptop no longer likes blogging. It works I just can't get on any blogs, STRANGE. I had to actually walk down to the family room and GASP use the desktop!

I went to the doctor with Tom for his monthly check in. I haven't been very involved with his help in the last 6 months or so, he just doesn't want to talk about it. He seemed content with leaving everything as is and just treating his pain with percocet. So, on the advice of my sister I took the bull by the horns and went with him and asked a lot of questions. His Cholesterol is up and she doubled his medication for that. His kidney function is down and we're keeping an eye on that. She didn't have all the results from the cardiologist so WE'RE going to see him on Monday. I'm still working on him called the neurosurgeon. I feel better knowing that the doctor and I both feel that the tiredness & depression he is struggling with is just because of the amount of percocet he has to take to deaden his pain. As much as he doesn't want to he needs to have surgery or never feel better.

*UPDATE; neurosurgery appt for June 26!!!


  1. I love the pictures of the kids--Thomas looks exactly the same (same scowl and everything!) Funny how life takes you places you never thought you would end up (like everyone living in Maryland; who could have predicted THAT?) It all works out though!

  2. I enjoyed reading your blog today.
    I love all the new blogs
    I have found. Quite a unique group.
    I love making new blogging friends..
    I have several Disney posts already on my blog and have several more to post. Hope you will stop by for a visit.