Last week I wrote this letter to the commanding general of Jack's division through his "open door policy". I have never ever done anything like that before. I just got really annoyed at all the people here squabbling and scrambling to get in these new homes that are going up on our post. At first it was all great and wonderful these new homes were intended to replace really old, bug infested homes our most junior soldiers and families were living in. Some awesome general (I believe it was Gen Mixon but not exactly sure) decided the golf course on this post was less important than these soldier's living in a decent home. So he put into action a plan to rip up a golf course and put in hundreds of new homes. Way to go!! All was great until the general deployed to Iraq. With him away, some of the (let's just say non- lower enlisted) spouses decided their families were more deserving than these lower enlisted families. Shameless if you ask me.
WOW! 12,345 that's a ton of people! I was looking at my blog today and saw that # on the counter! 012345 hmmm. I know alot of those are myself and Jack but still alot of people come by and see what I have to say. I wish I had a more interesting life for you all to read about. maybe if I wasn't such a chicken I could tell you all about my neighbors...but it might have to wait until I am out of this war zone. ha ha ha
Well I am not sure this is juicy but it's a warm fuzzy part of the bigger story which I will tell later (I am still giving the general a few more days to respond). So as you know I live on a military post. I try to be involved as much as I can and keep up on issues and events going on in our area (as every good military spouse should do). Anyways in my attempts to do this I went to one of our town hall meetings. If you have never been to one, I highly recommend it. The officials of the post attend this meeting. people like the LTC of the division, the DeCa guy, the AAFES guy, the provost marshall, housing manager you get the idea. They get the head of whatever facility where they anticipate the issues will come from. Great plan if you ask me. They also give out door prizes in an attempt to get more people to attend. The Army is awesome! They really want us to be there and tell them what's on our minds. So at this particular meeting the issues were mostly about the new traffic pattern necessary because of renovations being made at the main gate. So people had the opportunity to say what was bothering them because of this change, for instance one lady lives near the smaller gate opened to let people off post and she has observed vehicles speeding and not stopping at stop signs. She was concerned for her children's safety. So the MP guy said no problem we'll get a few patrol cars out there and enforce the speed limit and rules more. (and sure enough the next day I went out that gate twice and both times a patrol car was sitting there with a radar gun I smiled and thought now that is awesome, after I slowed down of course)
AS if I needed a little extra pressure right now...my dear Jack has really set you guys up for disappointment... sure I have a few ideas but...who can live up to juicy ? I just have a few stories about the drama that is unfolding in our little Paradise over here. Don't get too excited...I don't want to disappoint anyone. I'll work on them this weekend unless someone decides to swallow a dime or ... ya know, throw off my groove in some other inventive way.
Yes that's my word of the day...just when things seem to be moving right along, fine and dandy...cablamo! All I can say is Oy! I don't even know what that word means. I suppose it's spanish for something close to Damn! or Hell! at least that fits in the context in which I use it. Who the hell knows? Now please don't send me a bunch of emails educating me on the spanish explicatives...I get all the Spanish I need from Dora the Explorer. Just saying I've had a hard day. I am tired and I am going to bed. Maybe tomorrow will be better. I have a good post in my head about Supernanny. I was watching that a week or so ago and that lady JoJo just freaking amazes me. Who is she? Does she have children? All I know is she really rocks. She can come over to my house anyday!! How about Tomorrow? I got a teenager that needs her naughty bench!