May 17, 2004

You’re not going to believe this, but I got to go home again this past weekend. We completely finished all of our in processing last week and we knew that we were not going to be leaving last week, so our commander let us go for the weekend. We were released Thu around noon. Since Holly was at work still, one of our members that lives in San Antonio agreed to drop me off on the way home. I got home and was able to take care of a few odds and ends. I had lunch with my co-workers from my civilian job on Fri and we had dinner at Culver’s with our best friends Joy and TJ.

Sat Holly and I slept in and had a slow morning. We went to the IMAX later in the day and saw a movie about Coral Reefs. It was interesting, but not the best I’ve seen. Later that day we caught up with Joy and TJ again and had an awesome dinner Frank & Angie’s. My pizza was delicious! After that we listened to some good blues downtown and topped the evening off with a nice cup of coffee. We had a really good time and it was a perfect last chance to enjoy some time with my wife and good friends.

Sun we went to church again… it was funny – people told me, “I thought we got rid of you” and “wow that year flew by quick!” I have to admit – saying goodbye again is weird, but it sure was nice to be in the booth to run the computer again. Sun afternoon Holly and I drove back to Ft Hood. We had a nice dinner at a picnic table and said goodbye again. But I thought that it was going to be a final goodbye this time. It appears as if thought I might be right. Rumors are that we should have orders very soon and will very likely be on a plane to DC by mid-week. We know how strange and erroneous these things can be, so I will not be holding my breath. But, I have prayed about it and know that we will get there in His time.

Well, I need to get back to my room to start packing and cleaning, just in case we do leave soon. I hope that the next time I write, it will be from DC. Until then, pray that we get there safely.

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