When this is running we don't have to wash it manually :)
SPC Roy and I then took our office car to the car wash, it was getting a bit dirty. It's really hit or miss with the car wash, you never know when it's going to be open or not. It seems like it's closed more than it's open, so we were pretty happy seeing that it was up and running. We then dropped the car back off at the office and had SPC Mick walk over with us to the PX so we could all pick up anything we needed for the swimming pool. We thought it would be a good idea to go swimming for PT. I bought a big towel and SPC Mick & Roy needed swimming trunks. After that we headed over to the food court and ate lunch.
I then had to go to my PHA appointment. It's basically a yearly check-up to make sure I'm doing OK physically. They took my blood pressure and took my temp. Then I did a vision test and had the doctor listen to my breathing. Surprisingly I didn't cough at all while I was there. He asked me if everything was going well and then signed me off saying I was good to go. The whole process only took about 10 minutes or so. I figured I would be there for hours.
When I got back to the office our sergeant gave us all counseling statements. Normally we should get one each month letting us know how we're doing and what if anything we need to improve on. This was the first one I've had since my initial counseling statement when I first started. It was all positive. My sergeant said he wants to promote me to specialist asap. He said he checked the requirements and believes I can get a waiver. First of all I will have to do well on both my PT test and my weapons qualifications. The PT test I don't think I'll have any issues passing, but I'm not sure about doing well on while I'm still sick. He said it will be this month sometime…the later the better. I've been taking my multivitamin and also airborne at night, but the cough just doesn't seem to be going away. I'm going to try and drink a lot more fluids than I have been. I will also make sure to hit the gym no matter what.
I was then sent on a 25B mission…LOL. I had to carry some new laptops and desktops to the help desk building so they could image them. I guess that is a little closer to 25B work than serving coffee. Once they are imaged I'll help set them up for the people that will be getting them in our office.
I then left with SPC Roy and we headed to the commissary. I was able to do all my grocery shopping for the month. Since we had his car I was able to buy everything I needed and he gave me a ride back to my room to drop it all off. We then changed for the pool and headed up to it. I just found out recently that it is right up a little road from my barracks. We headed up there and found the pool full of the high school swim team. Great…they have the pool every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday until 17:30 and it was only 16:30 at this point. We went and did "hot tub PT" instead. While we were in the hot tub we called our sergeant and let him know, he said he wasn't coming so we hung out for a while. It was nice and relaxing, I'm thinking I may have to do this once a week or so.
I came back to my room and took a nap, then woke up and did my schoolwork. I ended up heading to PFC Pickle's room to visit him for a while. He ordered pizza and I didn't want to miss out on that. This was actually the first time I had been to his room. When I arrived I was surprised to find that his room was quite a bit smaller than mine. I believe it was really meant for one person, but they squeezed two in there. I feel a little lucky now that even though my barracks and my room is pretty old, it's a decent size for the two of us living in it. After staying and visiting for a while I headed back to my room where I checked emails & Facebook, then went to sleep.