Sunday, November 15, 2009

Less than 5 days!!!

So the entire house is packed up. We've got a really good portion of it cleaned. alls we gotta do now is mop the livingroom/dining room area, clean one bedroom and the kitchen, put the trash out by the road, sweep the porch off, clean out the shed, and weed the flower beds. Went and saw my best friend from High school yesterday. Had a really nice visit with Sarah and loved watching her entertain her baby Kayo!! We were thinking today we'd clean then this evening we'd spend time with another set of friends, then we have both Monday and Tuesday figured out of who we are going to spend it with.

I never posted about the home we found Athena.. Thanks to a "family friend" from the church back home, we gave athena to a single woman who has two dogs and two cats, a great big back yard thats all fenced in, (Aker (sp) and a half) and a big pond in the front yard that she let the dogs play in. Apparently Athena is doing great so far. She's claimed the couches, and was made to sleep on the cushion that is on the floor by the bed rather than sleeping up in bed with her new "mommy".. Don't ya just love pack structure! We were told that if and when we come back if we ever want to visit to just let the woman know, and she even said that in three years when we get back if we want Athena back we can have her.. Jason and I are both skeptical about that one. We would love to have her back, but at the same time Athena will have gotten attached to the other person as well as the younger of the two dogs.. so we just said that "we'll see" because we have no idea where we will be sent or what will be going on in our lives so its better to just wait and see.

I haven't been posting when exactly we will be leaving because to me it's always felt like it was a violation of OSPEC. (military policy about giving away dates of deployments, and putting the military members at risk of being gunned down by enemies) I recently had my facebook hacked and I'm glad I didn't have any information about our trip posted there because you never know who can hack into your online accounts and find stuff out about you. I will say that we going to get a hotel in Raleigh Tuesday night, because our flight to Seattle is at 6 am, and we have to turn in our rental car. We have a really long layover in Seattle and we have to check into a AMCC (military) flight. But I'm not going to tell you when that leaves... Just know that we will be in Okinawa by the end of the week.. and I should be able to start posting pictures of the island :)


  1. I'll be praying for you guys as you travel- glad you found a good home for Athena, and I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of Japan!!! :)

  2. I can't wait to hear from you again. May God bless your flight with no turbulance and safety. I love you. I have filled out my passport app, need to go to PO to pay and send it in. Hugs to you both.