Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Busy Body - (Germany) Day 420

This morning for PT we formed up at the Patton Barracks gym. Patton Barracks is located a little closer than Campbell Barracks and is where most of the single soldiers live. This was the first time we have done PT there, and after today I think we may end up going there more often. There were a lot less people there and with it being closer, it seems like a no brainer. The normal folks did circuit training while I headed into the cardio room and road a bicycle.
When I got to my office, the first thing I did was check my email box. I had to fill out a form that was sent to me by the medboard folks asking some basic information about me and my unit. I filled it out and emailed it back. I then went through a varied assortment of other email. When the chaplain came in I met up with him and we went over the plan for the short week we have left. My big mission today was to get the scoop on ordering party platters from Subway. I had some other errands such as getting some flyers and bulletins printed on a color printer and sending out some emails…mostly administrative stuff, but it kept me busy all day long.

I headed home for lunch and when I got back I continued with the administrative duties. I received an email late in the day from the medboard folks again. This time it was sent to my commander and I was carbon copied. It basically stated that unless an exception to policy letter is done, or some other event, that I should be leaving within 90 to 120 days. The policy is for overseas soldiers to go through the medboard process back in the states. I have an appointment back in Landstuhl on the 5th of next month where I believe I'll get a lot more answers. As for now, I hope that they move me to Fort Lewis for the medboard process. It would be nice to see friends and family once again. I would also like to be able to see my kids more than just a short period each summer. One can hope.

My wife was starting to feel pretty sick, so the chaplain let me leave early and take her home. I'm not much of a cook, but I did make her soup and tried to take care of her as best I could. I'm also popping vitamin C every chance I get…she looks, feels, and sounds pretty bad and I don't want any part of that!

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