Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yippee Yahoo!

We got a letter AND a phone call from Sam today.  He arrived safely at Fort Benning and he's bored silly (they're still in the 'processing' phase - training starts Friday) and exhausted (apparantly they get them up at 3:30am to sit around and do nothing) but eating well (lasagne twice already!)

For now, I am at peace :)


Mandy said...

do they get their heads shaved like in the movies??

also, Ft Benning ... its HOT there!!

so glad you heard from him!!!!!

Jeano said...

3:30 in the morning?? Yikes! And they just sit there?

Nancy W. said...

I'm glad you got the call. This picture of the boys is good - but it doesn't show how TALL they are.

Julie said...

Yay! Sounds like he's already learned the "hurry up and wait" part of being in the army. :)

Maureen said...

Mandy - yes, except we used to joke that Sam could join the Marines and not have to cut his hair:)

Jean - mostly they get stuff issued (uniforms etc.) or are being given shots (Sam passed out during a blood draw, he said the other guys thought it was pretty funny) or are filling out paper work (in triplicate). But yeah, a lot of it is just sitting around.

Nancy - I should have taken one with Annie in it...or a yardstick!

Julie - Definitely! And he's not too happy about it.