Last Wednesday, on my birthday of course, Brandon had a mandatory FRG meeting to attend. The wives were encouraged to go but the guys had to go, so I figured, might as well. Luckily, Penny woke up from her nap just in time!
The meeting was pretty informative. Brandon knew everything he was saying but he never tells me all the details, so it was nice to hear. The Major outlined exactly how flight school would go. How long each different class period would take (there are four) and what to expect during those times.
Wow, we're actually here. By this summer, Brandon is going to be flying a helicopter. Flying a helicopter. Now that is something!
I was reminded that this honeymoon period of ours will be over soon. He hasn't really had to work much since he got back from deployment last June. He's had half days and a lot of time off. Heck, since we PCS'd at the end of January, he hasn't worked more than three or four days. That's, what, over two months of Brandon time. It's been so nice to have him around to help with Penny and keep me company.
Flight school is going to keep him busy. He'll be up before the sun and back by dinnertime, and then spending the evening studying for the next day. This is a pretty intense class, and why shouldn't it be? He has to learn the ins and outs of flying a big machine through the air. Oh, but we're excited.
The one class I'm not so much looking forward to is SERE (Survival, evasion, resistance, escape) school. It's three weeks long and we won't have any communication at all. No calls, no webcam, no FB, no texts, no letters... nothing. And he'll be just miles away! As sad as it sounds, we've never gone more then ten days without talking to each other. At least I have my blog to keep me company, huh? I know Brandon is excited for this school, anyway, so that's a positive. It'll be my first time really taking care of Penny alone - I'm a bit nervous for some reason!
We're really happy to be here. This is what Brandon wants and the meeting just made me more and more excited for him. Sure, it'll be tough, but it'll be so worth it!