Archive for May, 2013

The Introduction

Well, here goes nothing. I have been wanting to do a blog for a while now. Mostly, to report on my daily livings. But I always think in the back of my head, “Who would read it?”

I lead somewhat of an unconventional lifestyle. Currently, I am 31 years old, unemployed, and a husband to a commissioned officer in the United States Army. I stay at home and play “dad” to six (not small) dogs in lower Alabama (Fort Rucker). I have am 99% done with a masters of arts in geography (thesis defense in July). I have a bachelors of science in meteorology. So that makes me a weather geek and an Earth watcher. I love watching sports, especially Cubs baseball (I know, but it WILL happen one year). I love music. I spend WAY too much time on the internet. I thoroughly enjoy having an iPhone. I do not have a Facebook page (anymore) but do use Twitter (for weather/news). I am a jack of all trades kind of guy who is smart but is not being used to his full potential. I also complain a lot about the stupidity I see around here.

Reason I am starting this on the 1st of June 2013 (my parents 33rd wedding anniversary) is because the month of May has been filled with miracles (and I couldn’t fall back asleep at 0200).

  1. My wife was branched aviation in the US Army out of ROTC at Western Illinois University (my alma mater and where we met). She was the highest ranked cadet (#37 on the OML) to ever come out of WIU. Turns out, she didn’t really want to fly, and wanted to start a family instead. Back in December of 2012, she self-eliminated from the aviation program to rebranch. Her #1 choice was Adjunct General (AG). We have waited a long time to finally get word on what the next step would be. Turns out, she got AG and we will be moving sometime in the next month.
  2. Back in April, we took a day trip to Atlanta, GA to see the Cubs play the Braves¬†and on the way up there, our car started to break down. We motored on through to the ballpark semi-successfully. However, on the return trip, our car completely broke down. Not only did it break, but it broke down in an “bad part of town” according to one passerby. After the $500 tow bill, we decided to look in to getting a new car (something I wanted to do for my wife when she graduated/commissioned). We ordered a car specifically for my wife from GMC; a 2013 Acadia Denali in the Diamond Tricoat White.
  3. I saved the most fantastic news for last. My wife and I have been trying to have children for almost 3 years now and have been unsuccessful. We took the first steps in figuring it out to no avail. It wasn’t until recently that we decided to take the “new step.” This involved doing a procedure known as a¬†laparoscopy. Well, as she was being prepped for surgery, seconds away from getting an IV, the head nurse came in and said, “We are going to call your doctor, because it looks like you’re pregnant.” They do the standard pregnancy test before this procedure for cases like this. My wife, who has a relatively clean mouth, says “You’re shitting me….” And wouldn’t you know, she is 7 weeks pregnant as of Sunday. Added bonus, my mom came down to help out with the recovery and instead of that, she found out she would be a first time grandmother.

So yeah, it really has been a fantastic month. I want to share my adventure with others, hopefully other military spouses, ESPECIALLY the husbands. I feel we are left out of the equation a lot because we are so small of a population. I am much of a homebody, so I don’t do the “gatherings” that most military families do. Maybe that will change at the next duty station. I do not want to spill TOO much info on the introduction. So here goes nothing.

 

Picture of the day:

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