Monday, January 29, 2007

Grin and Grip

Every time my officer in charge sent out an update of the schedule showing who would go home when, it was accompanied by a caveat, "Subject to immediate and violent change without notice," as well as a warning not to be too excited about going home until you were shaking hands with your relief.
I haven't quite made that handshake yet, but my replacement is on an airplane as we speak, and before the night is out, I expect to be making that important handshake that really locks in the certainty of my imminent return home.  I am, of course, in a great mood and looking forward to a busy week of turning things over to him, as well as packing my bags.  Soon... so very soon.


Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you!
Thank him (or her) and all of you over there for your sacrifices and service.
God bless you and safe traveling.

Jeff said...

THANK YOU for your service. From a regular guy who believes in the mission (as I understand it) no matter what the US media portray it to be, you have been a great help in shedding light on what is (really) going on day-to-day. Your blog has been informative and fun to read. God speed, and safe travel.