|Hey gents...been awhile, wanted to check in and keep you posted. As some of you may remember, months ago, I found out that I got this competitive assignment in the Pentagon, which is great because I have two sons under the age of 3 and am coming off three combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. A nice break while working a great assignment and enjoying some family time.
Posted: 5/4/2012 10:56:28 PM
From the moment I left my previous job with 101st airborne to the start of my new job, I had about 40 days. I took some leave and found a townhouse to rent near DC. However, the house I picked was not going to be available until 1 may. The home I own and was leaving was already scheduled to be rented out to my tenants 10 April. Therefore, I had about 3 weeks where I had nowhere to live. My mom, who lives outside penn state univ, offered to house me, my wife and my two boys for the three weeks. The nice part of that is I could live there rent free and avoid paying for a hotel. The bad part is my mom drives me nuts. By the time it was time to leave my moms, I almost lost my mind. But we made it. It also was not good for the marriage...my wife and I were ready to kill each other by the end of our 3 week visit.
2 may: the movers contracted by the army deliver our household goods. These three idiots arrive and start emptying boxes all over the house. Enormous mess. The guy in charge tells me that he can't find the box that has all the parts to the beds, kids beds, dressers, etc. it's the most vital box. I start going through the mess myself but to no avail. They leave. My house looks like it was hit by a tornado. Horrid.mim tired, sore from lifting, bad mood, kids are tired, wife in bad mood. While cleaning the mess, my wife finds the bag holding the parts suffednnder a pile ofnshit they dumped on my bed. Keep in mind that the contract says they are supposed to unpack everything.