Yesterday I conducted a 100% urinalysis. As I expected, there were a few complaints, “We just had one last week.” (Yeah, but it wasn’t a 100% one) “Why can’t you call before formation? I’ve already peed this morning.” (The preffered method of notification is at a formation so there is no prior notice) But for the most part everyone was good, and the bulk of the band had dontated their samples by about 0930 or 1000. I did what I thought was my last about 1130, but then I couldn’t go turn the specimens in until 1300 as the people I turn it in to are at lunch from 1130 to 1300. And then about 1240, a soldier who hadn’t been at formation and I was told he’d become AWOL if he wasn’t there by 1000 decided to show up. Of course, I had already marked him off as not tested, but it was a pretty easy fix, but then I had to sit around for another 45 minutes or so until he was ready to produce a sample. So I finally go turn my 3 boxes in and got my paperwork checked and everything. Since it was way after the mail guy was there, I had to bring the package to the post mail room. By the time I got back to the band hall, jazz band rehearsal was over so I pretty much didn’t do anything all day. I left a little after 3 and went and picked Robbie up and we went to the monthly Post Retirement Ceremony. Two Soldiers from the band were being recognized at the ceremony, and one of them was one of the families that babysat Robbie when Ryan had to work on Saturdays while I was in Afghanistan. After the ceremony and going down the receiving line of all the retirees and their families, we headed back to the band hall so I could change into civies. Then I headed to Busters Brew Pub at the Commons (a community center with a couple of eating places in it as well) for a reception for SFC TW, one of the band retiring Soldiers. Ryan showed up about 6:40 and then I left with Robbie to take him to his appointment at the Urgent Care Center. He had been complaining of his tummy hurting all day again, so I made an appointment for him just to see even though I figured it was just constipation. Turns out I was right. So then we went home and got Robbie to bed and I took some Ny-Quil and went to bed as well.
I woke up this morning feeling AWFUL. So my 18 mile run was out of the question today, and Ryan was working anyway. So Robbie and I just spent the morning playing and reading and when he went down for a nap, I got a bunch of newspapers read. I could have taken a nap too, but I didn’t think I’d be able to sleep tonight. When Ryan got home from work, he got Robbie up from his nap and we played some more and then went to the Golden Unicorn for supper. I had planned on making spaghetti, but I just didn’t feel like cooking. I had a scrambled egg and some toast and 2 cups of tea. We stopped at the grocery store on our way home so I could get some tea, Day-Quil, and chicken noodle soup. Now Robbie’s in bed and I took I hot shower and bath and more Ny-Quil. I’ll be heading up to bed as soon as it starts kicking in.