I get to fly home in a couple of days and I can't wait! I'm not looking forward to the flying part (16+ hours of flying and 19+ hours of travelling total) but it will totally be well worth it in the end. I was going to fly Space A (military flights, kind of like stand by and it's either free or dirt cheap) but I kind of screwed the pooch on that idea. I got my name on the list to fly out of Ramstein, but failed to put my name on lists for any bases coming home. Not so good. This time of year the kiddos are out of school and parents are taking advantage of Space A to fly back to the states or take the family on a cool vacation to Italy, England or the Acores. Flying by myself without David was going to be hard. It would put me at the bottom of the list to get on a flight. Last week we said screw it and bought a commercial ticket for me to fly home. It was cheaper than I thought it was going to be this close to when I wanted to fly out so we snatched it up.
Now that I have my ticket secured I'm faced with the task of making myself and the house ready for my departure. I want to have as much of the house cleaned and free of clutter before I leave because I have this sneaky suspicion that cleaning won't be done by Dave while I'm gone. Although he said he was going to at least do dishes and laundry which is fine by me. As long as I don't come home to empty Coke cans and dirty dishes lying on every available surface I'll be happy. The other thing I'm worried he won't do is clean the litterbox . . . he HATES cleaning the litterbox. I'll just have to gently remind him every other day when we talk on Skype :) Other than that I've made my list for what needs to be packed and I just need to get going on it.
I am so thrilled I get to come home and spend time with my wives and my family!! Only two more sleeps and then I'm home :-) My family is doing a big party thing in combination of my homecoming and my Granda's birthday this Sunday and I'm so excited to see everyone. I've missed having fun friends and family to hang out with over here so it will be a definite relief to be home and around people I know and love.