Dallas left today. It was sad. We’re ok.
I’m starting a new feature on this blog to help document the deployment. I’m going to do a photo-a-day each day Dallas is gone. It will be on a separate page located in the top menu bar. I’m hoping to give anyone who is interested a bird’s eye view of what a deployment can be like, I promise it won’t all be sad!
To prove that, I’m not going to talk sad tonight. There are a few things about deployments that don’t completely suck. I’ve spent most of the day trying to find the good in this, here it is.
10. For the next 10 months I don’t have to watch Terra Nova or Star Trek. Not one single episode.
9. I don’t have to watch football, boxing, or golf.
8. I can watch all the Real Housewives I want and no one will complain.
7. The mess is gone. When soldiers get ready to deploy they make a huge mess. They have to unpack and re-pack all their gear. Most of it has been laying around the house for weeks.
6. My dresser will not be cluttered with patches, pins, rank, pens, notepads, and various other Army-related paraphernalia.
5. I’m not shaving my legs until summer.
4. No one is going to roll over at 11 PM after I snuggle in to bed and say, “Babe, can you pack me a lunch for tomorrow?”
3. Love letters. They happen, they’re awesome. It’s nice to be missed once in a while.
2. If I don’t brush my teeth before bed, no one cares.
1. Popcorn and wine for dinner.
I feel better already.