Jake called tonight, he graduates tomorrow/Friday and flies to Kansas City, Dad is to pick him up and then next Thursday i will go over and steal him away for a few days over here.
He's enjoyed himself, can't march in formation, his shirt tails still come un-tucked but he is keeping boots laced up and doing well with most things. He says everyone in his recruitment group of 89 people knows his name and face.
So, his first pair of hand knot boot socks are waiting, I have another pair started, enough black yarn for 4 pair and can get more easily. I will keep a pair going as long as he is serving and hopefully get them sent to him on a regular basis.
And it's below 0 here, the floors are terribly cold, the house feels cold even with the furnace set on 73 or 74 and the wind blowing doesn't help. I really need to work on insulation work and sealing drafts with the new foundation so that I can keep the house more comfortable when the temps drop so low.
My w-2 was available on line and is printed out and my federal taxes are sent off to the IRS, hopefully I will get an e-mail tomorrow that they are accepted. It should be 2 weeks or so before the refund hits my bank account and I can put it to use, it will pay down some credit debt, including the new tech toy I am getting this year..
Well, I am cold and want to find a warm place to watch Star Trek DS9, am working my way (again) through the entire 7 seasons.
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