PT Test and BBQ

Well, another week is over and done with. It was a pretty easy week back to work. Wednesday my van got fixed and the “magic” door works again. That’s really nice. I sure missed the convenience of it when it wasn’t working right. Of course, because I didn’t have a vehicle on Wednesday, I couldn’t go spend lunch with Robbie. Instead, I walked to Blimpie’s (3 buildings down from the band hall) to get some lunch. As I’m waiting in line, one of the workers came out and put a sign up that said their credit card machine wasn’t working and they only could take cash. Darn – I had brought my credit card. So I walked back to the band hall and got some cash and walked back to Blimpie’s. I finally got my lunch and got back to the band hall and the door to my office won’t open. Gee whiz – can anything else go wrong today? So I ate my lunch in the day room and watched whatever was on TV at the time. After lunch when I saw our R&U (Repair & Upkeep) guy, I asked him if he could help me with my door. So he stuck my key in the lock and wiggled and jiggled it. Still didn’t open. So he turns the key again (promise you won’t laugh???) and then pushes his weight against the door and it opens. It was stuck from the humidity and oldness. DUH!!! I felt so dumb. But at least he “fixed” it for me! LOL After that I got all the stuff for the Unit’s PT test setup and ready to go for Thursday and Friday.

I took the test on Thursday along with the people that were going to be grading on Friday. I only took a diagnostic to see where I am after not having been tested for a year and a half. I did 31 pushups, 60 situps, and ran 2 miles in 19:38. I scored 220 points out of a possible 300 and I’m very happy with that for now. I know I can do a lot better in all my events, and hopefully get a 270 which would exempt me from having to go to PT in the mornings. The rest of the day Thursday was spent shopping for food for the BBQ and doing some office work in Training. The full unit PT test and weigh-in were this morning. My weight was back down to what it was the last time I weighed in a year and a half ago, so I’m happy about that!! I ran the stopwatch for the test this morning and also helped with the weighin and tapings for body fat percentage. Once all that was done, I started doing the final paperwork for the PT test and getting all the data entries done. I finished up and went home to change and pick up my guys to go back for the Unit Cookout. That was a lot of fun, and it’s always nice to see all the families there with all the kids running around and everything. We stayed for a couple of hours and ate some good food and then came home so Ryan could get ready to go to Ft. Bragg for his living history event he has this weekend. Robbie and I are home alone, but I think we’ll manage.
Wow! This sure got long. But before I go, I want to share a couple of pictures with you – just click on the links and you’ll see them. I planted some flowers last weekend and want to share those.
Sidewalk from parking area
Close up of one of two planters