Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chief Select

So, RJ was selected for chief, which means that he will be a confirmed "CHIEF" petty officer in the Navy once he finishes a process that is much like an intiation into a fraternity or something similar. I guess i thought that he would be home more than he is right now, it is only a 6 week process...but in just the first few weeks already, RJ has lost weight and been extremely tired...I'm just about the same....I had to unpack boxes, put beds together, get rid of the boxes, and alot of other stuff ALONE because RJ was not available to help...he still isn't but I think he has less than 3 weeks left in the "initiation". I will be so relieved when this whole thing is over, but then...but then...they're talking about sending him back up to water well school which is up in China Lake, California, a ways away from here. I will not know what to do exactly when he isn't here every night, I do at least get that little bit right now, even though he is so tired that he wants to just sleep, I don't know what I'll do when he isn't around AT ALL! Ugh, I am so nervous about all of this, he will deploy next year, and I am most certainly NOT looking forward to that, but I know it will be somewhat easier to keep myself together because I have the two boys and by that point they will have started school again for the next year. I am really worried about my boys' education, I don't know how they're really doing in School because I'm not there, and I have a hard time with that. Kyle is having a rough time with spelling he isn't lacking so much in the reading department but spelling really is just proving VERY difficult for him. Bryen has already made his teacher feel that she needed to call me to get some pointers on how to get him to cooperate with her in the classroom...I can't give pointers...geez, Bryen doesn't listen to me either...LOL! I think mainly that is what I am concerned about, Bryen, how he will be when RJ is gone...for a week while RJ was in China Lake before they pulled him out of school to bring him down here, for that week, Bryen had started to pee his pants during the day...I am so worried that he may do that same type of behavior when RJ isn't around at all if they send him back up to China Lake...and then deployment. Anyhow, I guess this is just a bunch of complaining but, I think it's just alot of stuff that I need to get out. Right now, RJ is sitting next to me in his recliner, the tv is on but nither one of us are watching it, he is working on a task that they gave him for his "initiation" and I am doing this my blog. I almost started to cry when I was thinking about deployment, oh, here I go again, it's been a long...LONG time, we have been lucky, since we went to Iceland for sea duty and then were in Missouri for a shore duty we had 6 years there and then here he won't deploy until next September so that will be another year so by the time he does deploy again it will have been 7 years since we had been seperated for more than a week...it's gonna be rough...I know it. UGH, I gotta stop thinking about that, it's still over a year away. Anyhow, I love you my family, and to my friends, you're awesome. Have a good one. :o)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Port Hueneme California

Here we are, in Pt. Hueneme, the weather is AWESOME, we are loving that part of it at least. I have been unpacking since we got into the house last Tuesday...we have had some friends that we knew in Iceland that are also stationed here stop by, it's good to have some people we know around. I am hating the unpacking, the packers just put stuff here and there an everywhere, like the phone was in one box and the charger for the phone was in another, it's really difficult, having to go through all of this stuff..but in a way it's good too though because we're having to go through stuff we haven't even looked at for over 2 years...LOL...why do we keep it you may ask, well...I honestly don't have an answer for that...LOL! For some reason Jax is having a hard time, his body has these bumps all over he looks almost mangy and I don't know why. I have looked up some information on it, trying to find out what it is, and I am thinking that it is flea bites he is allergic or something, but, I can't say for sure, my neighbor said that she gives her dogs benadryl and she gave me some to give to Jax and it has seemed to help some, but I don't know how to stop it from happening if it is fleas...I have put frontline on him and everything, I had a friend tell me that frontline doesn't work on the fleas here but I just needed to feel like I was doing something for poor Jaxy Pup. He runs around like he's trying to get away from something and goes and hides shaking his head and stuff, he acts like he's possessed...I feel so bad for him. I have an apt to go see the vet on the 24th to get him licensed for Cali and also get him chipped, but until then I don't know what to do for him. I hope he doesn't feel really crappy too...I would feel so bad to find out that my dog has some sort of doggy virus and that is why he hasn't eaten anything today...ugh. Anyhow, the boys both started school today, I almost cried a little when I had to leave Bryen at the Kindergarten class...not because I was leaving him, but because of how happy he was while I was sitting at the window waving at him but as soon as I blew him a kiss and started to back away his face plumetted and he looked like he was going to cry, I felt so bad, I love my little guy. When he came home from school he had a paper that said that he had a "GREAT" first day of school so maybe he is doing really well...for me, he is quite difficult, but...I am guessing that he enjoys school. Anyway, I will talk to you all later, take care :o)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Housing

Well, it looks like we're going to move into military housing at Pt. Mugu. That is not what we wanted to do, but I think at this point it's really our only option and I think it will actually turn out to be good for all of us. We did have an apartment all lined out, we paid a hold fee etc...but RJ found out that he wasn't going to get the housing allowance for California until he checks into his command at Pt. Hueneme on the 18th of September so....we had to figure something else out. The housing office is so nice, they are really going to work with us and only take the amount of BAH we are currently getting for Missouri until RJ checks into his command at Hueneme, I think it is really great that they are going to help me out. Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know what's going on, the lady mentioned a move in date of this Friday the 7th of August but before we can move in I have to set up a date for the household goods to come so we will actually at least have some mattresses to sleep on. Kyle will start school on the 24th so there is another thing that I will have to get all sorted out and stuff once we get there, I think it will come together pretty well though, and I am really happy that we don't have to enroll Kyle in some other school and then transfer him a little after it starts. Anyhow, have a good night, ttyl :o)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

California

Here we are, at our friends house in Hanford, CA. RJ goes up to water well school in China Lake tomorrow and leaves us behind for 6 weeks or so for that, also...he is going to be going through the initiation of making Chief and I've heard that it's just terrible and RJ is happy that I won't see it. We sent in an application for an apartment and a check of a hold fee and they're holding it for us to move in on the 12th. RJ won't be done with his school until September and so moving in and unpacking is all up to me....YIPEE! I am thinking that we are going to have to downsize alot of stuff, but we'll be able to make it work, I don't know that we'll be staying in those same apartments for the entire time that we're here in Cali though, it's a year lease and I guess we're moving in while they're running a special so after our year the rent will probably go up...don't want that for sure! I hope that everything goes well of course, it is always nice when things go smoothly. We are just really tired of staying at other people's houses and invading their homes, and traveling, we're just ready to be done already. I don't know what this whole making chief thing is going to do to RJ's career or to the time he will be able to spend home but...that's all a wait and see thing. Anyhow, ya'll take care and I will blog more later. :o)

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