Wow. For my long-winded-ness, I sure have neglected this little section of cyber-space!
Today marks 9 weeks into a deployment that may last up to 18 months. I hate to even say "up to" because I swear someone is watching what I say and do and making life difficult just to spite me! Well, I'm actually not in a place quite so angry or bitter as all that, but sometimes this life does have it's tough moments.
On Monday we lost four soldiers from our Battalion. Each loss is hard, however, one of the soldier's was our battalion commander. I haven't talked to B yet, but I've heard from other wives and it sounds like our guys are doing okay. My assumption is that losing the commander has to be hard, but hopefully they'll all keep their heads in the "game" and this will be our only loss.
It all turned into a huge mess, however. One family wasn't notified until well past 24 hours because they didn't have a correct address. Also, names were leaked and from what I've heard, one family heard from the news (name and all), so really big mess.
I have to say that I'm impressed with the wives from our company who all seemed to handle the news calmly (though, of course, it sometimes hits a bit later).
Anyway, we'll see if I blog more. I plan too LOL