Thursday, August 2, 2007

Fasten Your Seat Belts...

...It's going to be a bumpy ride. The HipHub has decided to join the Air Force reserves. He has already completed 17 years in the Air Force. When his time was up in the AF two years ago, we (mostly meaning "I") decided that in the best interest of the family, he would not sign on for more years. He had already been deployed to Saudi Arabia and to Iraq and he would have definitely had to go to Iraq again soon. He had always intended on joining the reserves at some point to finish up 20 years and therefore "retire" from the AF then.

He just couldn't let it lie. It was burning at his inner being. OK, I admit, from a retirement standpoint, he's right. That money in the future will certainly be nice. And he did look handsome in his uniform. Very handsome. But deployments are hard. Greg is telling me that he has some reassurance from somebody (I want credentials and it all in writing) that deployment is less likely. But if you are military aware, there are no guarantees. That is definitely a journey I don't want to take again. I will keep my fingers crossed that it's an uneventful 3 years.


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8 comments:

Honorary Indian said...

You just gotta "bellive" (see blog) that everything will be okay and that it will be a boring 3 years in the AF reserves! See you all tonight for dinner!

kim said...

love the shot! good luck to the hubbie in the reserves!

Merrily Rolling said...

Gorgeous shot - so much fun to look at! May you have the dullest three years of your life (in a good way).

Stacy said...

Great shot! I hope the next three years are exceedingly dull for your family.

Cari said...

That's a great shot! I would be asking for the assurances in writing too. Best of luck to hubby and I'll be hoping for stateside responsibilities!

Katja from skimbaco.com said...

I hope he stays home with you the whole time!
Katja

maile said...

oh man, i'm crossing my fingers for you too. NO DEPLOYMENTS! NO DEPLOYMENTS! And can I just say now how addicted I am to your blog...AND your photography! You rock Melody!

Arizaphale said...

Wow! Wild shot! Very clever.
Men eh? Can't live with em- definitely don't want to live without them. Fingers crossed.