"Daisyjule, My son is also on McCain...I have not heard from him lately but have they cxld all leave over the holiday? If so, that is very disappointing, they sure work hard all year and look forward to that time. Do they get it added to…"
"I am lucky as I have 3 other children so no treeless holidays here yet...
Jenismer, hope you have a fantastic trip and please post pics or any travel tips
Amberwaves, I'll let you know if I see any great fares...I never imagined when my son…"
thanks...the biggest challenge is figuring out when to go...as far whether the ship will be in, the only definite time seems Dec-Jan and that isn't going to work this year...when my son first went over in March 2011 American…"
That is awesome news, so happy for you and your family, hope you have a wonderful visit with your son...where is the Fitzgerald? Hope closer to home. I hope to go to Japan early next year to visit my son...we'll see..."
Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, been very busy with a new job. Anyway, my son has been on the McCain since 3/5. This will be his first longer time at sea. We miss him alot as I am sure you miss yours. …"
"Blondie, we are in CT. I usually love spring but this year not so much...our yard is a mess and our driveway is a mudpit. But at least we aren't suffering like in Mississippi or Louisiana or Japan so I'll just shut up and be…"
Is one of the ladies in the photo your daughter? We are hoping to go to Japan late Dec/early Jan. if we can afford to. I remember reading your posts and thinking it was a bit daunting but definitely worth…"
Where do you live? We are having the same gloomy weather in CT...it's getting depressing! My son's ship is underway and I miss him alot...hard knowing we won't hear from him for a long stretch. Does it…"
Oh, well--it is what it is!! I'm surprised that particularly the older guys don't sit the talkative jerks down for a "come to Jesus" talk--and then, if that doesn't work, an informal, ad hoc "blanket party," to help with the necessary attitude adjustment. Part of working together as a team is for the balance of the team to straighten out those who are causing problems for the team--younger members of the team don't want to be the "brown noser/goodie-goodie" guy, so all the guys who are tired of suffering from the idiots' inability to get the message need to, together, have an intervention to explain the facts of life to the jerks. BUT, we're older and at home and don't recall that for many of these guys, this is their very first rodeo and they don't know how to handle idiots.
Just got on--and see from YOUR thread that something else happened with our 355 boys? Dang! I'm just two real letters up as of this moment--but hoping there is a new one in the mail when I get home. OK, deep breath in and out--and then go to the 10/9 group to see what the heck happened now...
No, I still haven't gotten a call--David asked me if I were going to go to the gym. UH, NO! I already missed the one call, I am not leaving the house until it is too late for him to call from the Illinois area...
I don't know if he knows Anthony or not--Adam said there are 70 guys in the 355, so that seems like a lot of people to know--but I'll bet they do, particularly since they both seem to be of the "why don't these guys learn?" school of thought.
I did read that--but we didn't get a call today--perhaps he used it to talk to all his friends. Or maybe he'll get it tomorrow. Anyway, I'm so glad that they did so well! Adam said they have been having to do a lot LESS intensive training since the talkers have finally gotten it through their head--he was also interested that there were so many guys with such a wide range of ages in his group--good to learn that they are ALL sailors, regardless of age or former place in life! Or level of talkitiveness! (if that isn't a word, it is now)
Hi Betsy..that's strange I saw a posting of yours that said your son doesn't know Isaac and Isaac told me their bunkmates. But, Isaac's legal name is Anwar and his last name is Dabaja. Maybe that's it.
If i had to guess, i would say yes. I'm sure it's not good having a fence jumper in their division. I'm trying to get more info on it out of the mom who told me but she hasn't replied yet. I started a discussion group for ship 3 div 355 you can go on there and she what she wrote. that's how i found out