Today we got a really early start. I decided to go to sick call since I’ve had a cough for over a week and my throat has been sore for the past few days. Sick call is from 6-6:30 at the Battalion Aid Station and daycare doesn’t open until 6. So I dropped Robbie – and his costume and the cookies for the party – off right at 6 and was at the Aid Station by 6:15. It was almost a waste of time. The Private that signed me in took my temp and then just looked at the symptoms I had written down on my sick call slip and went and started getting meds. There was a Specialist that walked by and I asked him if that was it, just sign in and not even be looked at. He asked “didn’t she examine you?” and I said no, all she did was take my temp. So then he looked in my throat and that was it. I’m pretty sure I have a sinus infection, due to the fact I’ve had them before and I pretty much know my body. I did get a Z-pack which is a type of antibiotic, so at least I got something that I know will work for me. Of course, I wasn’t “sick enough” to be put on quarters so I could go home and sleep, despite being told “Drink lots of fluids and get lots of rest.” Whatever. . . .
So I was pretty miserable at work all day, but we didn’t really do anything too strenuous. I got all the serial numbers recorded on the proper forms for the new instruments we’ve gotten in and I learned how to look up some other numbers we need for them. During lunch I made a quick trip into Watertown (well, the outskirts) to the Proverbial Women to switch out some of my dishcloths. I brought a few more Christmas colors ones and took some of the spring/summer color ones and a couple pairs of flipflops. I’m going to donate some or all of them (haven’t decided yet) to the church ladies group for their fall bazaar they have starting on Sunday that goes through November.
After lunch, SSG C and I brought the paperwork from this morning up to Battalion so all the instruments can be added to our property book and then we stopped by the place that receives all the shipments and we were able to pick up 2 new piccolos. Then it was back to the supply office to do the paperwork on those and then to Battalion with that paperwork, too. We got back just in time for the end of the first aid classes we had this afternoon. Before the day ended we had a promotion ceremony to promote JS from SGT to SSG. Then I headed out and picked Robbie up from daycare. They had a Halloween party today and he had a lot of fun. They all really liked the cookies he and I made last night, and they each got a goodie bag with some candy and other stuff in it. Once home, I made a grilled cheese sandwich for Robbie and I had some yogurt. I got Robbie back into his costume and we headed out to go trick-or-treating. Ryan stayed home to hand candy out – we had maybe a dozen or so groups of kids. Robbie had a lot of fun despite the couple of scary costumes we came across. One was a teen (?) boy in a gorilla costume, and he came running right at Robbie and making “gorilla noises”. That was just mean, and it took a little bit for me to get Robbie calmed down. I heard him and his friend laughing after they got past us. I highly dislike people like that. Eventually they were out of sight and Robbie was ready to go on. We went to a couple more houses and then headed home. Robbie rang the door bell and said “Trick or treat Daddy” when Ryan opened the door. We let Robbie have a few pieces of candy before he went up to bed, and once he was in bed, I crocheted and we watched Tivo.
Before you go, here’s a picture of my little Bob the Builder!