Monday, November 26, 2012
I noticed by looking at Dee's "My Blog List" that it has been 7 MONTHS since I last updated this blog. Maria and I have been busy at work. Maria at her job at the Child Development Center and me going out/back onboard mighty USS BLUE RIDGE! Maria and I have an update to our Full-Timing date - 1 September 2017. That will be 30 years and 27 days active duty U.S. Naval service for me. It also represents my FULL-RETIREMENT from active duty. So the checklist has started for our must-do's: (1) Buy the Fifth Wheel: Thor Redwood 36RE (http://www.suttonrv.com/2013-redwood-residential-vehicles-redwood-36re-new-fifth-wheel-or-i596776). (2) Buy the Truck: Silverado 3500HD LTZ, DRW, 4X4 (http://www.vernonautogroup.com/web/new/Chevrolet-Silverado-3500HD-DRW-2013-Vernon-Texas/1210842/?condition_id=10425). (3) Get rid of all our STUFF! One good thing about not going FT until 2017 is we will have plenty of time to get rid of all our "stuff" and live in our RV for 4-years prior to FTing. Maria and I are glad we decided to sell our house prior to moving to Japan - wise decision on many levels. We still have so much stuff that one would only keep if they had a stix/brix and we need to go through all that, but, we are 100% dedicated to have everything all in one-sock and prepared to throw off the bowlines and get underway in 2017! Next assignment: I'm waiting on my Detailer (Placement Officer) to complete my orders for my next assignment; once that is done, I will put the truck and fifth wheel on order. That may take a few more months before it's completed. Safe travels!