I was up about 0630 this morning and got the building unlocked. I did computer stuff and read part of a magazine until breakfast chow at 0800. Then after I got back, I stitched pretty much until I was relieved at 1215. Then one of the guys from the 56th Army Band (I Corps Band) offered me a ride back to the living area and I brought my stuff home – and some stuff from my office. Then he dropped me off at the chow hall and after grabbing a to-go plate, I headed back to the band hall. After eating, I helped with the continuing of the container loading that had started in the morning. By the end of the day, everything was in the containers and the band hall looks pretty bare. We had formation at 1700 for information to be put out – and lots of it, and then cleaning details. I went to dinner with GY, WW, and TB from the BQ as well as GB and AM. It was a good time. Then it was home for a nice relaxing evening crocheting on a baby blanket and doing computer stuff. Off to bed now. . .
Today’s high: 75
I didn’t get to sleep in today as I am accustomed to doing on my day off. I had to be at the band hall by 0800 for breakfast chow relief for the CQ. I stitched for 1/2 hour while the CQ went to the chow hall for breakfast. When he got back, I headed back home and did a few things on my computer and then went back to bed for a little while. I was back at the band hall at 1215 to take over as CQ. During the afternoon, I stitched and did computer stuff. KW was my chow relief and she was nice enough to give me 4 hours so I could go to church and dinner for my last official Sunday with Joyful Noez. During the opening of the service, we did a prayer shawl blessing/dedication after I explained a little about how the prayer shawl ministry came about and what they will be used for. Then during our song time, I played a trombone solo – Favorite Hymn Medley. It’s a piece I arranged back my freshman year in college using 5 of my favorite hymns. The whole service was really good and three of us from Joyful Noez got our farewell Certificates of Appreciation signed by the Chaplains and our t-walls signed by all the members of JN. It was kind of sad, but I didn’t cry like I expected to. Maybe because I’ll still be here next Sunday and will most likely sing with the group one last week. Dinner was great, too, and there must have been 16 or so at tables together!!! Great fellowship time. Then it was back to CQ duty and I got more stitching done, and after I locked the building for the evening, I called Mom & Dad and we talked for a while. Off to bed now. . .
Today’s high: 71