I slept in a little this morning – 0600 instead of 0500. Of course, my "K alarm" still went off at 0520 – she forgot that I wasn’t running this morning. LOL But it’s ok. After getting lunches packed and breakfast made, I headed off to work. We had formation at 0800. We were using the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) today. We went by team, so MPT E had a while to wait. I did Ops work while we were waiting and then finally it was our turn to go. We zeroed and then went through the qualification course twice. I actually zeroed fairly quickly and qualified both times. Then since we were the last group and we had a little bit of time still, we got to go through a few scenarios where we got to kill the enemy and stuff. It was pretty fun. I went home during lunch as I needed to fix my hair for our ceremony this afternoon. When I took my helmet off, it pulled my bun out. After lunch, I headed back to work for the afternoon and did more Ops work until ceremony formation time. We had a Retirement Ceremony for our Garrison Command Sergeant Major. It was my first outdoor ceremony here and I’m glad it was a stationary one. We did march off the field at the end because we needed to clear the field for the Cavalry Charge. That was really cool. We have B Troop, which is a ceremonial cavalry unit to honor the Soldiers from the Indian Wars. They dress in period uniforms and ride horses and then the do a cavalry charge at the end of ceremonies. We were done for the day after the ceremony, so I headed home. Then we walked and got Robert from school and Ryan headed out for an evening with his motorcycle friends. Robert and I had leftover pizza for dinner and then we played for a while before he went to bed. After he was in bed, I stitched for a little while.
Today’s high: 87
Here are a few videos of Robert. The first one is his Pirate Treasure Hunt from his birthday. The other is a new take on the card game Go Fish.