I think EVERYONE was at the gym for PT this morning. And the parking lot was a MESS. The lines weren’t very visible, although there were some that were. Everyone was parked dumb, and there were a whole bunch of cars that were triple parked. I bet the MPs had fun with that. I just went to the far end and found a spot and settled nicely within my lines. Once I got in the gym after I had accountability of all my Soldiers, there was exactly one piece of cardio equipment left and it was a stairmaster. That and the bikes are my least favorite pieces of equipment. I did 20 minutes on there and I’m probably going to be sore tomorrow. I ended with some crunches and stretching – even had to do that in the hallway as all the mats were in use.
Then it was off to breakfast at the chow hall – Chaplain Jones joined JG and I for breakfast. I’m glad I’m getting to know my Chaplain (and a cool one he is!) before our deployment. Then it was off to formation and after formation I shoveled the sidewalk and ramp to the front door of the supply building. Then I took care of some work e-mails and got an out-of-bounds pass taken care of for one of my Soldiers who will be going home this weekend for his wife’s grandmother’s memorial service. I went to the dentist to get an exam so I can get a cleaning before the deployment in May, but they only do exams during certain hours. So I went back to the office for about an hour and then back to the dentist at 1230 (no lunch/stitching for me today). I took my book in from the car so I had something to read while I was waiting. I had x-rays done (the Army does them yearly) and then the exam and the dentist said my teeth look really good, and I don’t have any cavities. Last summer I was told I had one and needed it filled and I never got that done, and the dentist today checked the tooth in question and he said it’s fine. After my cleaning on 7 Mar, I’ll get an appointment for some sealant on 3 or 4 teeth but that’s it. Oh, and the dentist is from MI and he went to dental school at U of M. And he’s been to Marquette several times, so he knew right where I was from!
Back to the supply office again to take care of a few more things. OH!! Remember my quad con saga? Well, the story continues. We’re in the process of doing a FLIPL (Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss) and one of the Soldiers involved in the lending out of the quad con in Afghanistan is here this week for the Army Band Audio Training, so he had to do a sworn statement about it. But he also said that paperwork had been done on it – a sub-hand receipt had been signed. So a couple of the guys in the office started going through boxes of old paperwork that’s not exactly filed properly. In the last box (marked Paperwork from Afghanistan – Do Not Throw Out . . . . gee, imagine that) there it was!! So at least we know that they were signed for, and that also puts the responsibility on the company commander that signed for them. SSG C, SFC P, and Chief were all really happy to see that document. So that’s the latest on that.
We ended the day with our weekly training meeting, and I’m going to be starting to have more and more input at these as we start planning to pack and load, and then the actual pack & load of all our equipment and stuff. My work as UMO is going to kick into high gear pretty soon. Once the training meeting was done, I headed out and picked Robbie up. We stopped at Kinney Drugs on our way home for a few things. While we were there I knew there was one more thing we needed, but I couldn’t remember what. Of course, I remember while we were eating dinner (tacos) later on. Oh well. I’ll get it another day.
After Robbie was in bed, I got laundry going and then stitched and watched Tivo. Now I’m sipping on a WONDERFUL cup of peppermint tea – had to try out my new teas from Adagio Teas. I got a little tea pot as well. These teas are loose-leaf and oh soooo good!! I have 10 samples of flavors to try – each sample tin contains about 10 cups of tea. I think I’ll take some to work as well.
Low: 10 and cloudy skies with another winter storm warning starting tomorrow morning. We got 6-8 inches of snow last night and we’re supposed to get about that much more tomorrow.