"Son is back from his first time out on the boat. Says the food is pretty good, incl. pizza night once a week (guys are so easy to please ... there's no Dairy Queen on board so how good can it be?!). Wish I could send some SpongeBob bedsheets,…"
"What's the best way to handle cell phone service when deployed... my son is on our plan (much cheaper that way for him) and I'm wondering if he should suspend his service if he's out for many months (that would save him $70 a month).…"
"So .. what's with The Cake Boss visiting my son's boat? (Missouri) Does anybody know when this episode will be shown on TV? He said the film crew was not allowed into the reactor area, so he won't be on camera, but it would be…"
"Barn Godess, ditto on the 21st b'day while underway. And I have a halfway package made, but am heeding son's warning to "not bug" the ombudsman. My entire family lives in Florida ... geez, we DO share a lot! Foaling wise, still…"
"Barn Godess, my son's on the Missouri. And you're a horsewoman .... I can see we'll have lots to share in the years to come! My son has started his re-enlistment paperwork and is eager to get going on a deployment, too. He called my…"
"Lisbeth, THANK YOU .. husband and I just watched the video. Made me feel immensely better about seeing our son for the last time before he's underway. I'm still a bit blue, but puffed with patriotism!"
"I see from the earlier link about the Providence that 24 men re-upped during the deployment. Would that be tax-free, as they were in several areas of the Middle East? My son is still on the fence about what to do ... today he graduated from nuclear…"
"Sorry, more Kindle questions. Looks like Kindle Fire is out since all versions have cameras. So .... E reader only, Paperwhite? However, I'm seeing on specs that can be charged only thru a laptop USB ... can my son take his laptop aboard the…"
"Decided to go all-out for b'day gift since won't see son at Christmas either. Kindle. Or Nook? Or Kindle Fire? Posted this question on nuke moms group, but advice from the sub folks would be appreciated. Also, what accessories will he…"
"I know this was discussed way back, but now am ready to whip out the Mastercard and order a Kindle for son, about to deploy on sub. Advice/recommendations? Kindle/nook/K fire? And what/how do I load books on it? :Probably going to buy online,…"
"susank, how small of a b'day gift? Would a book be ok? And do the guys even have time to read? I have gathered stuff for halfway boxes for him and any other sailor who may need one (I'll leave it up to the ombudsman to select) that…"
"Hi Cara, yup, you're officially a nuke mom! Funny, we checked out the hockey games, too while son was at GC.
Meanwhile, my sailor will finally deploy soon, after 2 1/2 yrs of training. Is it appropriate now for me to hang my Blue Star Mom flag…"
"Mark and William, no laughing at this question! Do sailors get to celebrate their birthdays while underway? Son will turn 21 in May, under the ocean who knows where. Birthdays are a big to-do in this family, already missed his 19th and 20th…"
"Son's orders changed, 9 days leave after welding school cancelled. Oh, rats. Hoping to see him before he deploys. Told him he has to come home to pick up a litter box ... I'm gonna sneak a kitty into his halfway box, haha.…"
I sent you a friend request last Friday, meant to send a message with it, but was too quick with the click I guess. Anyway, I think our son's are in the same class (along with Kat's son), and I'd like to stay in touch as we all go thru this journey.
Hi! I just had to see your page and sure enough you did have a cute horse pic (along with your very handsome son!). I hope your mare gets through all this but it sounds like you and your husband have a lot of experience and you will do all you can to help her. I am so envious on your lifestyle... I'm sure you have days where you can't even sit because you are so busy but you should know that I would love to trade places with you :) Have a great Thanksgiving and I'll be thinking about you and your mare!
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn , very nice, indoor pool, hot tub, gym, free breakfast for Grad families using the Navy rates. We left later then we wanted to for the Graduation and the traffic was terrible. So if you want the best seats then get there before 6 am. Of course we had a huge graduating day 14 divisions, 1098 sailors. We did not take the shuttle we drove. The hotel gave us directions which kept us off the major highway.
Yes my son is a nuke and did the schools. He was in South Carolina for A and B school and New York for C school. Then he has been stationed in CT since then.
too funny. Sounds like great prices! How far is Midway from Great Lakes? I started to look but got distracted. Got our first phone call from Ash Tuesday night! Brent answered so let him talk for most part..he is good,,,sounded good when I got the 10 seconds he had left to wish him well.