I’m almost done with my second week back to work. Things are going well. Robbie has been a good boy for Suzanne during the days, but he’s always happy to see me at lunch and at the end of the day! This week was a pretty busy one at work, but not as busy as they’re going to get. I had to start going back to PT formations on Monday morning, so that made for an EARLY day – alarm went off at 4:45 a.m. Yes, there ARE two 4:45’s in a day! LOL After I had been accounted for, I was released to go do my own thing so I went to the gym and got on the treadmill. I ran/walked 2.75 miles in 35 minutes. I’ve still got quite a ways to go before I can pass a PT test, but it sure felt good to be working out again!! Monday was also my first day of concert band and it didn’t go too bad. I’m playing 2nd and 3rd parts, so I don’t have to worry about my lack of high range too much. It is starting to come back, though. In the afternoon we had drill band (marching band) because the parade the band did on Thursday for Veterans’ Day didn’t go very well, I guess. I wasn’t on that job since my Dress Blue uniform doesn’t fit me yet. Tuesday I did a lot of work in the Training office, and will be spending more time in there than I used to. I have a new supervisor in there and he’s much better than my old one! I really enjoy working for him.
Wednesday was PT again and then more concert band. We’re getting ready for our Holiday Concert on 3 December. After lunch, I did a bit of work in training and then we had a trombone sectional. We worked on our memorized marches that we use for parades and stuff. I barely know my parts, and it was a good refresher for the other 2 in my section. We were supposed to have drill band again, but First Sergeant cancelled it and told us to do details and go home! That was nice of her. Yes, we have a female First Sergeant – she also plays trombone! Today was a very productive day. I counted the money we’ve taken in from snack/beverage sales in the past couple of weeks or so and prepared a shopping list to restock the snacks and sodas. I also conducted vehicle inspections for my squad in preparation of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday next week. After lunch, my new Unit Fund assistant and I went to Sam’s Club to take care of our shopping! We bought over $200 worth of snacks (candy, chips, cookies, beef jerky, string cheese, and apples) and beverages (sodas and water), but we’ll make that back and more within a couple of weeks. After getting everything put away and the snack table and refrigerator restocked, I went to do some more work in the training office. We’re redoing several things and trying to organize the office, so I’ll be spending quite a bit of time in there. I don’t mind though – it helps the days go by faster. When I got home, I cooked a nice dinner of chicken (in my electric frying pan) and rice (chicken flavored with other stuff in it). It turned out really good even though I’d never cooked chicken like that before!