Sunday, October 10, 2010

Answers and More Questions

One of the nice things about Flag Day - aside from the obvious excitement - was the satisfaction of having my questions answered. I now know where I'm going and approximately when (late May/early June) and what I'll be doing with myself in the meantime (training of various sorts). It's nice to have all that uncertainty settled.

But then, mere hours after finding out the answers I had waited so long for, the party atmosphere wore off and an entirely new set of questions presented themselves. Important questions. What kind of car should I buy? What will my housing be like? How's the power? How's the internet access? What do people wear to work? What kind of U.S. comforts should I bring with me? How will I get my mail? What shots will I need to get? What should I do about a cell phone? What do I need to do to bring the cat? Etc., etc., etc.

Fortunately, the answers to these questions only have to wait until I make the effort to track them down. I'm enjoying my long weekend, so post research starts Tuesday afternoon. And then I have seven months to hammer out the details.


  1. funny that's exactly how I feel after getting the call. The euphoria lasted about 24 hours and even during that I was setting up housing and daycare. Now there is so much to do!

  2. Unfortunately, there isn't a CLO at post right now, so getting first hand info might be a bit difficult, but you can find lots of information on the State intranet under post reports (or something like that). If you want, I can email you what I have. My email address is in my profile.

  3. Congrats on your exciting first post! My husband was in the 154th and we'll follow your blog from London. Take care and I'm sure we'll meet you somewhere down the line in the FS world!