CGAS R Day.... 7/24/09

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  1. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    Hey Ricky... quit stressing....

    OH MY GOSH....2 weeks we leave for CT!!!
     
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    =) Haha. Ok. I still gotta go shopping! When/what can we send to NMMI? Any suggestions? And what should we take with us to CT?
     
  3. J Collins

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    OMG Ricky... No one has told anyone that eh?
    !!! I was thinking of sending all the required stuff to NMMI and having Smalls bring her required stuff with her to CGA.. because I think it would suck to have to bring both NMMI and CGA stuff to CGA... we all know they make you guys RUN up those stairs to your rooms...

    I think I will post another message on the group on FB. Aaron's dad did get an address for the computer/printer shipment.. so that is good..

    Julie
     
  4. ricky.hinds

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    Are you leasing or bringing a computer? Im torn because I want to make sure it will work at NMMI and CGA...
     
  5. J Collins

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    from what I gather, a computer bought anywhere other then CGA will not be able to go to CGA next year! You WILL hav to buy a new laptop next year for CGA!.. atleast that is how I understand it.

    I got a decent deal at Dell and bought her a new one plus a printer.. have it all sitting on the kitchen table so it can have some burn it time before I pack it up and send it to NMMI. I've labeled all the cabled and wires so she will know how it all plugs back in :shake:..

    less then 2 weeks .....
     
  6. J Collins

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    BTQ did she tell you the nickname ???
     
  7. ricky.hinds

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    Yeah she told me the nickname. I like it =) and maybe I will just bring my laptop from home then to nmmi. And buy one at cga. I'm definatly gonna be shipping alot there to minimize my load.
     
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    All cadets are provided with a laptop at CGA. This comes out of the initial deposit. You can't just buy one and bring it. This year they all got Macs from what I hear.
     
  9. J Collins

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    To funny I thoguth of "Scuttle" from the little mermaid... I hope you can sing better then that one! :) ha ha ha

    yeah I called today to NMMI to verify the ship to address with the Major (your advisor).. I posted the address on the CGAS group on FB.
     
  10. ricky.hinds

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    Well at least I know I can ship clothes and stuff to them. And after $$$ in shopping today, I still got more to do! I figured that since CGA wants 5 shirts, etc.. and NMMI wants 7 shirts, etc..I got seven and will have extra stuff for CGA. lol. Shopping for stuff got me all excited to go there! I cant wait to see the campus, area, cadets and everything else!
     
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    Not sure on NMMI, but when my DD went to CGAS & MMI last year, she needed v-neck t-shirts for CGAS and round neck for MMI. I think she gave her round neck shirts away afterwards since CG uses v-neck. I know she gave away most of her MMI uniforms and traded away most of her MMI company t-shirts so she has one from each company to remember her times by:smile:

    As far as computers go, we got one for our daughter last year that I liked. That way, I figured I would inherit it when she went off to USCGA. Now she thinks she may want it up there with her.:rolleyes: Apparently, alot of the kids have two computers - the CG issued one and one where they can have their itunes, personal stuff, etc. Too soon to tell if she will do that, but was her thinking when she left for the academy.
     
  12. J Collins

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    ugh... 6 days and a wake up................................



    Hey Seagull ... how you doing
     
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    Hang in there my friend. It is the beginning of a wonderful adventure and YOU get to go along for the ride!!

    I miss my boy, but find myself smiling at random moments picturing in my head what he must be up to. The message on the parents site about the kids in Echo "revolting" and doing the punishment alongside their company mate in a sign of solidarity made me realize...he is in the right place with kids who have the same strong moral compass that he does.

    She will survive. You will survive. Christmas dinner will be very interesting this year....lots of stories to tell!

    Hugs my friend.....:smile:
     
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    Hey hey!! Im doin pretty good. Just gettin the last lil things I need. Then I gotta take the assessments lastly decide wether to ship my clothes or have my mom bring everything to parent orientation...
     
  16. J Collins

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    Parent orientation !?!? I am not going to that... :(
    but I am shipping stuff... 4-5 boxes! (2 are the laptop and printer)

    Still trying to decide on the weekend of 8/29 (21st day weekend) or family weekend in september... looks like I will need to talk to your mom.. :)

    got her on FB yet?
     
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    Im trying to get her set up, but she will have one. I changed my flight to wed, so ill have all thurs to hang out with everyone. =)

    Do you know if we get actual CG uniforms when we arrive? Maybe for flying home in or special occasions (my moms wedding)?? lol. Something like the trops or SDB?

    Ill prolly try and get what i dont need right away shipped by early next week. Its just making me nervous packing and maybe forgetting something. Ima go over my bag a zillion times!

    I am just gettin way excited to go. Its nutty, I dont think it has hit me that Ill be gone for quite sometime...Im sure it will though.
     
  18. J Collins

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    yes you will get CG uniforms during the indoc time at CGA, and I believe you will all travel to NMMI in uniform... That would cool flight to be on.. imagine all of you in Uniform traveling together to NM... TAKE PICTURES!!!!!

    Smalls got her last two towels and two pair of sunglasses yesterday...boxes are set aside next to ALL the boxes of her belongings in her room.... I will ship all the NMMI stuff via UPS on the 27th to NMMI.......
     
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    Well Joyce and I met Ricky, his mom and Aunt while we shopped Thursday at the CGX... That was pretty cool and their friendship over the last few months over facebook got them a hug at their greeting not just a hello.. (I thought that was cool).... Joyce had been chatting/texting with another Prep by the name of Marjorie, and Joyce told me in the morning that she hoped they would be roommates either during this 11 days or at NMMI.

    They took her from quickly after our 0930 arrival, I cried a few tears, but we had just met MDDad (another member on the forum) and and he got me squared away. :shake:

    Then off to wander a little by myself and be sad, then at 11am we had a tour of the Campus, and I found out why the Cadet giving us the tour looked familiar... HE was in Tacoma last year when I was on the Eagle.. :shake: at a little after 1pm we had our little question and answer session, then at 230 we headed down to the Parade Deck for the Swearing In Ceremony.

    A CG Helicopter landed on the Deck for the Ceremony, and it was pretty cool to have it as backdrop. I filmed .. then have 5 minutes....

    Joyce had 5 minutes with me.... it was to quick, she ran up to me with a smile on her face and a tear in her eye... at the end of the 5 minutes she started to dart off, but I grabbed her and told her I needed a hug, got one and then she was gone...

    I cried just a little watched her until she was gone, then I left the campus.. with pride and love in my heart and a tear in my eye I drove out of the gates. I talked to Shellz and PMLutton on my way back to Providence. When I got here I called home cried more...

    then I went to the bar, ordered two shots of Southern Comfort then went to bed :shake::yllol::shake: I fell fast asleep :) I'll be okay, and I know I left her in good hands.....and I know my dad is here watching over her :)

    PS Joyce told me Marjorie will be her roommate during her stay at CGA ! :)
     
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    CGA Scholars

    they will be on their way tomorrow... cant wait to hear her voice!

    hey MD Dad.... :)
     

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