Sand Through My Toes

My big adventure in the sand

A Look Around

The living quarters are coming along nicely with the addition of Kenny on the outer door of my shelving unit.  As Nat said, “You have to love 17 year olds working at Walgreens that don’t care or know about copyright laws!” Plus, you have got to love my roommate, Francine, for her 16×20 collage reminder of my time with our hottie neighbors to the north!  My gosh, the eye candy on my plywood is a joy to look at when I am awake and yes, asleep! 🙂

But, you have heard enough about where I lay my head down nightly so I figured I would enlighten you about my “compound”.  Yes, a compound. I sleep, eat and breathe alongside my very eager soon to be pilot students and a few other fixed wing and rotary aviators that are mentoring our students!  They are a joy to teach, drink chai tea with in the evening, and  play “pseudo” beach volleyball in the compound.  In my compound, you will find my living quarters, my classroom, and my gym.  Everything else — the big gym, MWR, USO, the dining facility, post office, the PX, the Green Bean coffee joint — must be driven to, but not alone.  Sound simple, however, Francine and I must always have as we call him, “a strapping young man” with us at all times.  Honestly, Francine and I can fend for ourselves, but must adhere to the regulation — I think its reg 487C-4 subsection 2, but let me check with my colleague Richard who loves to quote the regs for me! For those of you that know Toby, this may sound familiar.

Here is my gym and the times for the ladies — you think I really make it then?  The tent on the left is the cardio tent — 3 treadmills, two elipticals, and a bike.  The tent on the right (backside of it) is the weight room.  Let’s just say that boys don’t lift anything lighter than 20 pounds, so why 10 pound weights?  (I tried for 30 mins to get the next pic to load and gave up — but if was posted below it would be:   an early pic of my classroom — a bit different now that there is a world map, 5W’s and present perfect tense hanging on the wall). Maybe I’ll try again tomorrow!!

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5 thoughts on “A Look Around

  1. Penelope on said:

    So can I sign up to get you free Green Bean Coffee? I did for my husband and he had a blast. Also gained a few pounds doing it however. Things are going well here. We miss you but Eve is doing a great job. She is all over the school seeing students. We have over 800 students and growing like a weed Looking forward to Open House and our first principal coffee this week.

  2. Miss Jade on said:

    All I can say is OMG. You ARE really something. I am impressed you are dont doing the count down to the end of 365 days. very impressed. You will be able to handle anything from here on out. yes very impressed. Love and prayers to you nightly. Jade

  3. Miss Jade on said:

    And it seems like you need to teach me English.. I meant to write you are not. not you are don’t.

  4. Sallyjean on said:

    It is really nice to read your adventures. Susan gave me the link – it is obvious you still have your sense of humor but we did miss you in Ribeauville – Judy already has a space for next year for you!

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