Friday, February 01, 2008

Stuff. Just Stuff.

We didn't have water again last night. This would make about 4 or 5 times in a week which is highly annoying and pretty inconvenient. Last night, the water went out around 5 which is right when I'm trying to make dinner and the Mister gets home from work and wants a shower. I don't know if the county is deliberately shutting off the water while they work or if maintenance crews are accidentally busting through water mains as they're doing other work. Either way, I wish they'd finish up whatever the hell it is they're doing soon.

Our weather is pretty freaky today. It's 71 degrees and the wind is blowing like a banshee. We've had 40+ mph wind gusts which is causing limbs and pine cones to fall out of our trees and onto the roof. It's making quite a racket. The weather people can't decide if we're getting thunderstorms or not either.

The powers that be are currently trying to decide if they're going to transfer the Mister to Jacksonville or not. It's between him and two other Marines. How do I feel about it? Well, to be honest, I don't really care one way or the other. There are three bad things about moving: 1. The moving part since we'd have to eat all expenses cuz the military won't pay for a move unless it's 50+ miles away and this is only 40. 2. The new unit is deploying to an un-fun place in the near future. 3. The place is swarming with Marines. We like New Bern because it's not a military town. In Jax, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting ten of them with one swipe. After living in on base housing for five years, we like our peace and quite. On the other hand: 1. We'd be able to move in the summer when school's out. 2. We don't like this house anyway. The neighborhood hoodlums were playing in our trashcans last night. Our dirty, smell, germ-y trashcans. Don't these kids have anything better to do?? And where are their parents?? 3. I'm not overly pleased with this school district. However, I've heard that the schools in Jax aren't much better. 4. Jacksonville is bigger and therefore has more conveniences. 5. It's closer to the beach (which could be a negative during hurricane season but oh well.)

Chances are, it won't be us. They're trying to get another guy who has been on station for TEN years to go. TEN YEARS! That's highly unusual. We've only been here a year. But like I said, either way, it doesn't really matter to me. I do my best to go with the flow when it comes to military orders, including the fact that they could tell the other guy he's going today and tell us that we're going tomorrow and vice versa. That's the Marine Corps for ya. But none of the reasons listed would serve to sway my decision in favor of moving or staying put. They're minor things that don't really make that much of a difference. It's only 40 miles. Now, if they were asking us to move back to San Diego, I'd go to base and kiss whomever's boots I'd need to kiss so that we could go. But Cherry Point or New River? Practically the same damn thing.


  1. I hope that whatever will be best happens. :-) Moving is definitely no fun, but it does have advantages sometimes.

  2. LF~~Thanks. The worst part is waiting to hear. I'm not the best at waiting.


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