Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by Falcon A, Feb 27, 2019.
I’m still kickin!
My son is also working at Ft. Knox this summer. He is there until Sept. 14. He has to be at Ft. Leonard Wood for BOLC on Sept 16. then after BOLC he is back to Ft. Knox as his first duty station.
We're tearfully helping our son sort through his stuff and pack for Ft. Gordon (BOLC and his permanent post). He leaves us on August 6th and reports on August 9th (the date I posted earlier was tentative). The end of an era, for sure.
Could be a lot worse. Ft. Gordon is equidistant between Savannah and Atlanta and not much farther to Charleston. He'll be happy to meet you there during those four-day holiday weekends.
My DS did his S-BOLC course at Ft. Gordon. There definitely worse places to live than Augusta. (Fun fact: the Godfather of Soul grew up in Augusta.)
I would recommend Charleston over Savannah or Hotlanta.
Is your DS Cyber or Signal? I am assuming Cyber?
Wish him the best!
Yes, he’s Cyber. I didn’t shed any tears during his boarding school or college years (not even on R-Day), but this move is different somehow, more permanent, and it exposes where we are in this cycle of life. He is our only child and came along in our 40’s. We are retired and truly on the periphery of his life now, which is as it should be, but bittersweet all the same. We have a lot of family and friends on that side of the country (we’re in AZ), so his post is geographically desirable, and we look forward to occasional visits and exploring the south. But that empty hole in our house. Ouch.
Tell me about it!
We went from having four children in the home, to three, two and then one. Now at zero with DS traveling to ABOLC at Ft. Benning in January it is a major transition for us.
It hits us hardest when we see other families with young children (we have no grandkids yet), or we see a little league game going on....or we pass the high school on an autumn Friday night and see the stadium lights on.
Others may cheer the "freedom", but we miss the ruckus....a lot.
I agree with what you say, but man I love the smaller electricity bill every month
Not to mention the reduced Costco purchases!
If it gets real bad, let me know, and we'll lend you our dog.
That way, you won't have a hole in your house anymore, though you'll find some new ones outside. And we'll have our freedom.
I remember after our youngest went off to college, about a week or so later I told my wife that I've noticed that when I come home after work everything is in the same place as it was when I left, and nothing new strewn around. That was a nice plus, but like most, we do miss the mess.....sometimes.
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