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The bill comes due

So now it's time to make revelations.

I've told all the folks in person who I can tell. As everyone knows, tepintzin is a soldier, and as of June 15, I head off to the Middle East for a year. I knew in August of 2008 that I was heading down range--hell, I volunteered! In January they told us where we were going, but have changed it no less than four times since. I mentioned it in LJ a couple of times in early '09, but when they kept postponing and changing the destination, I stopped talking about it. This is why I gave up drinking for Lent but abandoned that discipline. One week I would be told to await expedited orders. The next I'd be told no enlisted were going on the deployment. I was going NUTS.

But it's certain now. June 15 is go-time. Right now they're saying the whole deployment will be in Kuwait, which is completely safe. I know to expect nothing and everthing.

So to summarize in one sentence, I'm getting deployed for a year come June 15. Stand by for info on when the bon voyage party will take place; it'll be at Ritual Tavern and that's all I have planned out yet.


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May. 4th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Oh, wow.

May. 4th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
YOu're going to leave an address and stuff, right?
May. 4th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)

I'll certainly be praying for you!

And yes - address wanted!
May. 4th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
Wow. Definitely keep us posted! I'll definitely keep you in my prayers.
May. 4th, 2009 10:05 am (UTC)
I'll definitely be there!

If you need anything while you are gone or have any questions, just let me know.

Please keep up updated by LiveJounral!

Kuwait, being safe is the good thing, the only bad thing is the weather there is like 100% worse. I'm sorry. -_-
May. 4th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
I knew that about Kuwait. Iraq is hot but dry; Kuwait is humid. Not looking forward to that at all. It's annoying not knowing how long we'll be there; it might be the whole deployment, it might not.

We'll be in the permanent party side of the base. What are the facilities like, since you've been there outside of just going to wait for your flight?
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May. 4th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
OMG, take care of yourself! Stay safe. I wish we could just have peace so all the troops could come home.
May. 4th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
The troops leaving Iraq is happening. It's just a long process and what I'm doing is part of that.
May. 4th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
Best of wishes to you on this new overseas gig!
May. 4th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Good luck and be safe. Address would definitely be nice.
May. 4th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Take care of yourself.
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May. 4th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
How come you never offer to send me your pinups?

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May. 4th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
So it's your turn to go to the Sandbox. Damn. I was hoping in the back of my mind that you'd be able to avoid that.

May. 4th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
1. I volunteered for this in August of last year.

2. It's Kuwait. Nobody shoots at you in Kuwait.

3. I'm going to be able to come home to no credit card debt and a huge dent in student loans--and buy a house. The option is rotting in 11% unemployment San Diego.
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May. 4th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Good luck! Let God protect you.
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May. 5th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
Wow! I'll keep you in my prayers and hope you will stay in contact with us. Mei-Mei will certainly miss you.
May. 5th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Good luck and have a safe trip!
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