I was off this morning and we got quite a bit of stuff done around the house to be ready for the packers tomorrow. Of course, that was after I brought my van in to the shop to get the passenger’s side power window mechanism replaced and they did my annual state inspection, checked my power steering fluid because it’s been making noises when I turn (bad news is I need a new power steering pump), and did an oil change, etc. I walked home after I dropped it off since it’s only about 4 or 5 blocks away. I finished up the laundry. I finished getting me and Robert’s suitcases packed. We got other stuff done as well. Then I had to go in to post for final Tattoo dress rehearsal at 1330. Nothing like being out in the sun during the hottest part of the day. Rehearsal went well and we only had to go through it once, so that’s a really good thing. Then it was home to go get my van (they called during rehearsal) and then home to get my Dress Blues set up and head back for the gig. The annual Command Tattoo is done to honor Colonels and above who are departing Ft. Drum, either retiring or PCSing. Each officer gets to choose a song that the band plays – the rock band does most of them. But ceremonial band played quite a bit as well. The Tattoo went really well, and that was my last gig as a 10th Mountain Bandsman. Then it was home to get out of my soggy uniform (it was still hot out there) and I did a little bit more stuff around the house. We got Robert to bed and I took a shower and now I’m going to relax for a little bit even though it’s already midnight and I need to go to bed.
Today’s high: 84